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Modulation of Neural Circuits & Behavior
Gordon Research Conference

Origins and Diversity of Neuromodulatory Mechanisms that Serve Basic Biological Needs

Dates

June 4-9, 2017

Location

Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
Newry, ME Site Information

Organizers

Chairs:
Joy A. Alcedo & Chun-Fang Wu

Vice Chairs:
Scott Waddell & Rainer Friedrich

Meeting Description

Basic biological needs, such as food, sleep or sex, modulate many physiological processes and drive the evolution of highly specialized and complex behaviors. The intensity and complexity of such biological drives and corresponding physiological states involve the modulation of a variety of neural circuits, where the interplay between neuromodulation and behavioral outcomes optimize survival in the changing environment.

This 2017 GRC meeting will bring together scientists from different disciplines to address neuromodulatory mechanisms that shape behaviors in response to these needs in health and disease. The meeting will include several general discussion sessions that aim to elucidate the similarities and distinctions across species and allow integration of concepts among diverse fields and the synthesis of general principles that underlie neuromodulation. Optimally, the organized and informal discussions, as well as the talks from invited speakers and from selected abstracts, of this meeting should highlight promising directions and promote renewed perspectives for the broad field of neuromodulation.

Contributors

Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session: Beyond the Connectome
Discussion Leader: Barry Ganetzky (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmOpening Remarks
7:45 pm - 8:20 pmMu-ming Poo (Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
"Whereto the Connectome Projects?"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmElissa Hallem (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
"Flexible Olfactory Behaviors of Parasitic Nematodes"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmKarla Kaun (Brown University, USA)
"Neuromolecular Mechanisms Underlying Alcohol Seeking in Drosophila"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmDavid Prober (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Neuropeptidergic Regulation of Zebrafish Sleep"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmModulation of Food-Dependent Behaviors
Discussion Leader: Rainer Friedrich (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland)
9:00 am - 9:25 amHerwig Baier (Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany)
"Hunting on an Empty Stomach: Neural Circuits for Prey Capture in Larval Zebrafish"
9:25 am - 9:35 amDiscussion
9:35 am - 10:00 amMarla Sokolowski (University of Toronto, Canada)
"The foraging Gene: Unravelling Food-Related Behaviors and Metabolism"
10:00 am - 10:10 amDiscussion
10:10 am - 10:35 amJing Wang (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Modulation of Olfactory Information Processing Underlies Flexible Feeding and Mating Behaviors"
10:35 am - 10:45 amDiscussion
10:45 am - 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 am - 11:35 amPiali Sengupta (Brandeis University, USA)
"Modulation of Antagonistic Sensory Pathways Underlies Plasticity in Olfactory Response Valence"
11:35 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 11:55 amJennifer Li (Harvard University, USA) and Drew Robson (Rowland Institute at Harvard, USA)
"Pan-Neuronal Imaging of Feeding and Reward Circuitry in Freely Swimming Larval Zebrafish with a High-Speed Tracking Microscope"
11:55 am - 12:00 pmDiscussion
12:00 pm - 12:10 pmMichael Pankratz (University of Bonn, Germany)
"The Sensory-Motor Connectome (and Beyond) of a Fly Feeding Network"
12:10 pm - 12:15 pmDiscussion
12:15 pm - 12:25 pmCatherine Schretter (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"The Gut Microbiota Modulates Locomotor Behavior in Drosophila"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNeuromodulation in Reward and Addiction
Discussion Leader: Marla Sokolowski (University of Toronto, Canada)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmLisha Shao (Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA)
"A Three-Layered Circuit that Underlies the Female Mating Experience"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmVadim Bolshakov (Harvard Medical School, USA)
"Neuropeptide-Mediated Gating of Innate Fear Circuits"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmWei-Dong Yao (SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA)
"Cocaine Hijacks Hebbian Synaptic Learning Rules in the Mouse Prefrontal Cortex"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:00 pmMinmin Luo (National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing / Tsinghua University, China)
"Reward Processing by Serotonin Neurons in the Dorsal Raphe"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmExperience- and Activity-Dependent Modulation
Discussion Leader: Hollis Cline (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)
9:00 am - 9:25 amYun Zhang (Harvard University, USA)
"Modulation of the Neural Circuit Underlying Olfactory Learning"
9:25 am - 9:35 amDiscussion
9:35 am - 10:00 amMani Ramaswami (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
"Inhibitory Engrams in Perception and Memory"
10:00 am - 10:10 amDiscussion
10:10 am - 10:35 amYi Zhong (McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Tsinghua University, China)
"Characterization of Memory Traces"
10:35 am - 10:45 amDiscussion
10:45 am - 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 am - 11:35 amDaniel Margoliash (University of Chicago, USA)
"Modulating Intrinsic Neuronal Plasticity Across Individuals, Times Scales, and Behavior in Birdsong Learning"
11:35 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 11:55 amEric Horstick (National Institutes of Health, USA)
"Larval Zebrafish Show Individual Left/Right Bias in Movement Direction During Local Light-Search Behavior"
11:55 am - 12:00 pmDiscussion
12:00 pm - 12:10 pmNobuko Inoue (University of Fukui School of Medical Sciences, Japan)
"Sema7A Signaling Mediates Olfactory Imprinting During the Critical Period in Mice"
12:10 pm - 12:15 pmDiscussion
12:15 pm - 12:25 pmBaibing Zhang (Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
"Left Habenula Mediates Light-Preference Behavior in Zebrafish via an Asymmetrical Visual Pathway"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmModulation of Synaptic and Circuit Plasticity
Discussion Leader: Mu-ming Poo (Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmVivian Budnik (University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA)
"The dArc Side of Arc: The Secret Life of a Plasticity Gene"
7:55 pm - 8:05 pmDiscussion
8:05 pm - 8:15 pmPablo Maldonado (University of Utah, USA)
"The Molecular Machinery Underlying Navigation"
8:15 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:40 pmKara Pratt (University of Wyoming, USA)
"Subcellular Segregation of Sensory Inputs in the Xenopus Tadpole Optic Tectum"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmJeffrey Gavornik (Boston University, USA)
"ACh Signaling Modulates Long-Term Plasticity that Modifies Gamma Frequency Coding of Spatiotemporal Information in the V1 Visual Cortex"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNeuromodulation of Circadian Behaviors and Sleep Versus Arousal States
Discussion Leader: Ronald Hoy (Cornell University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:25 amPaul Taghert (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
"Modulation of Neuronal Activity in the Drosophila Circadian Pacemaker Circuit"
9:25 am - 9:35 amDiscussion
9:35 am - 10:00 amYang Dan (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Neural Circuits Controlling Sleep"
10:00 am - 10:10 amDiscussion
10:10 am - 10:25 amJohn O'Donnell (University of Rochester, USA)
"Concerted Shifts in Interstitial Ions Alter Extracellular Space and Control Neuronal Activity in the Sleep-Wake Cycle"
10:25 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:55 amCoffee Break
10:55 am - 11:05 amAnnika Nichols (Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Austria)
"A Global Brain State Underlies C. elegans Sleep Behavior"
11:05 am - 11:10 amDiscussion
11:10 am - 11:20 amSamuel Belfer (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"A Neurobiological Basis for Behavioral Sleep Modification in Drosophila"
11:20 am - 11:25 amDiscussion
11:25 am - 11:35 amYue Chen (National Engineering Laboratory for Neuromodulation, Tsinghua University, China)
"Chronic Local Field Potential Recordings of Subthalamic Nucleus in the State of Sleep and Wakefulness"
11:35 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 11:50 amCaroline Wee (Harvard University, USA)
"Social Modulation of Appetite via Zebrafish Hypothalamic Circuits"
11:50 am - 11:55 amDiscussion
11:55 am - 12:05 pmIlona Grunwald Kadow (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
"Mating-State Dependent Chemosensory Decision Making"
12:05 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmRalph Greenspan (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Mapping the Brain from the Inside Out: From Drosophila to Humans"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmModulation of Affection Behavior and Social Interactions
Discussion Leader: Mario De Bono (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmLisa Stowers (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)
"Personalized Olfactory Perception Underlies Individual Differences in Behavior"
7:55 pm - 8:05 pmDiscussion
8:05 pm - 8:30 pmDaisuke Yamamoto (Tohoku University, Japan)
"An Attempt to Visualize and Activate the Courtship Circuitry in a Non-Model Drosophila Species"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:00 pmPeixin Zhu (Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, USA)
"Defining the Genetics of Social Behavior: One Gene at a Time"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmModulation of Circuit Development and Aging
Discussion Leader: Mani Ramaswami (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
9:00 am - 9:25 amBarry Ganetzky (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
"NMJ Development and Maintenance in Long-Lived Larvae"
9:25 am - 9:35 amDiscussion
9:35 am - 9:50 amQueelim Ch'ng (King's College London, United Kingdom)
"Modulating Information Processing Functions in a Neural Code for Food"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:25 amShawn Xu (University of Michigan, USA)
"Sensation, Circuits and Longevity"
10:25 am - 10:35 amDiscussion
10:35 am - 11:05 amCoffee Break
11:05 am - 11:15 amVeena Prahlad (University of Iowa, USA)
"Sensory Experience and Learning Modulate the Expression of Molecular Chaperones in C. elegans"
11:15 am - 11:20 amDiscussion
11:20 am - 11:45 amShouyan Wang (Fudan University, China)
"Sensing and Modulating Neuropathic Pain with Deep Brain Stimulation"
11:45 am - 11:55 amDiscussion
11:55 am - 12:20 pmHollis Cline (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)
"Experience-Dependent Mechanisms of Neural Circuit Development"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmDiversity and Evolution of Neuromodulation
Discussion Leader: Ralph Greenspan (University of California, San Diego, USA)
5:30 pm - 5:50 pmZoe Donaldson (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
"Building a Monogamous Brain: Neural Activity Signatures Underlying Pair Bonding in Prairie Voles"
5:50 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pm - 6:25 pmPaul Katz (Georgia State University, USA)
"Species-Differences in Neuromodulation Underlie Evolution of Behavior"
6:25 pm - 6:35 pmDiscussion
6:35 pm - 7:00 pmRonald Hoy (Cornell University, USA)
"Still Crazy After All These Years: Non-Model Animal Systems—Truth Will Out"
7:00 pm - 7:10 pmDiscussion
7:10 pm - 7:30 pmGeneral Discussion
8:00 pmDinner
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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