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Cell Biology of the Neuron (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

The Life of a Neuron: Mechanistic Insights into Neural Development, Function, Regeneration and Disease


June 25-26, 2016


Waterville Valley
Waterville Valley, NH


Shan Meltzer & Natasha Khatri

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Cell Biology of the Neuron 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.

The focus of this meeting is discussing outstanding discoveries in neural development, function, regeneration as well as diseases. This meeting will feature a keynote lecture delivered by Alex Kolodkin, a world-renowned leader in neural circuit development.

Related Meeting

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


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmNeurodegeneration and Regeneration
Discussion Leader: Natasha Khatri (Boston University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:05 pmSwetha Gowrishankar (Yale University School of Medicine, USA)
"Contributions of Amyloid Plaque-Associated Axonal Lysosome Transport and Maturation Defects to Alzheimer's Disease Pathology"
4:05 pm - 4:10 pmDiscussion
4:10 pm - 4:25 pmKatherine Thompson-Peer (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
"Monitoring Dendrite Regeneration After Injury In Vivo"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session: Neural Development and Circuit Formation
Discussion Leader: Smita Yadav (University of California, San Francisco / Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:20 pmAlex Kolodkin (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine / Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA)
"Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Establishment of Neural Connectivity"
8:20 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:00 pmAmy Ghiretti (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Depolarization-Dependent Regulation of Distinct Transport and Microtubule Dynamic Functions of the Dendritic Kinesin KIF21B"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amSynaptic Transmission and Plasticity
Discussion Leader: Paul Evans (Emory University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amYao Chen (Harvard Medical School, USA)
"Neuromodulation of Biochemical Signaling: Imaging Protein Kinase A as an Entry Point"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amSoRi Jang (Yale University, USA)
"Glycolytic Enzymes Localize to Synapses Under Energy Stress to Support Synaptic Function"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amAlicia Purkey (University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, USA)
"Requirement of AKAP79/150 Palmitoylation in Synaptic Plasticity"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amXiao Xiao (Yale University, USA)
"Coordinated Maturation of Pre- and Postsynaptic Function Regulates Hippocampal Synapse Stability and Plasticity In Vivo"
10:50 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 pmMentorship Component: Publish in Top Journals
Discussion Leaders: Edward Pym (Massachusetts General Hospital, USA) and Thomas Schwarz (Boston Children's Hospital, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:35 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
1:35 pm - 2:05 pmJillian Shaw (Neuron, USA)
"Publishing in Neuron"
2:05 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13NS098667. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
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