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Inhibition in the CNS (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Inhibition: Synapses, Circuits, and Behavior


June 24-25, 2017


Les Diablerets Conference Center
Les Diablerets, Switzerland


Jaclyn I. Wamsteeker Cusulin & Geoffrey A. Vargish

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Inhibition in the CNS is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

Inhibitory neurons perform uniquely specialized functions in neural circuits, arising from a remarkable diversity of molecular, cellular, and synaptic characteristics. This GRS program will showcase research from young scientists on the synaptic and cellular biology of inhibition, its role in circuits and behaviors, and its dynamic regulation in health and disease.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Inhibition in the CNS" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmKeynote Session: Building Cortical Networks: From Molecules to Function
Discussion Leader: Geoffrey Vargish (Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard University, USA)
3:15 pm - 3:55 pmBeatriz Rico (King's College London, United Kingdom)
"Building Cortical Networks: From Molecules to Function"
3:55 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmDevelopment and Plasticity of Inhibition
Discussion Leader: Jason Wester (National Institutes of Health, USA)
5:30 pm - 5:55 pmZoe Christenson Wick (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Axonal Sprouting of Commissurally Projecting Parvalbumin-Expressing Interneurons in Experimental Epilepsy"
5:55 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pm - 6:25 pmHenry Lee (Boston Children's Hospital, USA)
"Enhanced Gamma Oscillations Drive Perineuronal Net Instability and Cortical Plasticity"
6:25 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 6:55 pmColleen McSweeney (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
"RBM8a Is Required for Normal Cortical Interneuron Development"
6:55 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:25 pmPatrick Davis (Tufts University, USA)
"Emergent Engrams: Interneuron Control over Oscillatory Substrates of Extinction Memory"
7:25 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amInhibitory Circuit Dissection: From Synapse to Behavior
Discussion Leader: Paul Anastasiades (New York University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:25 amPepe Alcami (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany)
"Spatial Structure of Inhibition in the Dentate Gyrus"
9:25 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:55 amJian Gan (Institute of Science and Techniology Austria, Austria)
"Synaptic Dynamics and Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Sharp Wave-Ripple Oscillations in the Hippocampus in Awake Mice"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:25 amAbhilasha Joshi (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
"Behavior-Dependent Activity and Synaptic Organization of Septo-Hippocampal GABAergic Neurons Selectively Targeting the Hippocampal CA3 Area"
10:25 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:55 amGil Vantomme (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Postsubicular Glutamatergic Afferents Target Highly Focal Portion of Limbic Thalamic Reticular Nucleus in Mice"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmGABA/Glycinergic Synaptic Transmission and Neuronal Function
Discussion Leader: Anna Nathanson (Tufts University, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:55 pmGeorgina Kontou (University College London, United Kingdom)
"The Role of Miro1 in Parvalbumin Interneurons"
1:55 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:25 pmYvonne Moore (Tufts University, USA)
"Increasing KCC2 Function as a Strategy for Treating Seizures"
2:25 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13NS101901-01 from the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke of the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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