Gordon Research Conferences
Meeting Details

Cerebellum (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Cerebellar Function and Pathology: Progress on Cellular, Behavioral, and Computational Principles


July 29-30, 2017


Bates College
Lewiston, ME Site Information


Samuel D. McDougle & Lauren E. McElvain

Application Deadline

Applications are no longer being accepted for this meeting. If you have been instructed to apply by the Conference Chair, please contact Katie Lamb for further instructions.

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar on the Cerebellum provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows an exceptional opportunity to meet, share ideas, and broaden their expertise on cerebellar function.

Studies of cerebellar function and physiology have proven to be vital for our understanding of the fundamental principles of motor coordination, learning, and memory. This GRS program highlights cutting edge work on the cerebellum from various angles, including cerebellar computation, circuits, development, and disease.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 29, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Cerebellum" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


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 pmDevelopment and Pathology of the Cerebellum: Novel Approaches
Discussion Leaders: Marlies Oostland (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom) and Swati Khare (University of Florida / Barrow Neurological Institute, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmChandrakanth Reddy Edamakanti (Northwestern University, USA)
"Postnatal Cerebellar Stem Cells Contribute to the Developmental Neuronal Network Dysfunction in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1"
4:00 pm - 4:05 pmDiscussion
4:05 pm - 4:20 pmAlexander Brown (Stanford University, USA)
"Src Kinase Dysregulation Underlies Multiple Inherited Ataxias"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCircuits and Learning Rules in the Cerebellum / Keynote Session: The Present and Future of Understanding Cerebellar Learning
Discussion Leaders: Dominique Pritchett (Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal) and Shogo Ohmae (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmLaura Knogler (Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany)
"Neural Correlates of Motor Activity and Adaptation in the Zebrafish Cerebellum"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmSamantha Kee (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA)
"Cerebellar Modulation of Substantia Nigra"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmDavid Herzfeld (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
"Cerebellar Complex Spikes Drive Error-Based Learning"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pmStephen Lisberger (Duke University, USA)
"How Will We Understand Cerebellar Learning?"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amCircuits and Learning Rules in the Cerebellum (continued) / Mentorship Component: Being a Cerebellum Researcher
Discussion Leader: Shane Heiney (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amYue Yang (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
"Epigenetic Programming of Cerebellar Circuits in the Developing and Adult Brain"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amChristy Beitzel (University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA)
"The Rubrocerebellar Feedback Pathway and Cerebellar Nuclear Output"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amOlivia Kim (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
"Transient Stimulation of Inhibitory Cerebello-Olivary Terminals Causes Extinction of Conditioned Eyelid Responses"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 11:00 amPanel Discussion
"Advice for a Young (Cerebellum) Investigator"
  • Mary Beth Hatten (The Rockefeller University, USA)
  • Stephen Lisberger (Duke University, USA)
  • Javier Medina (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
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 pmTheories and Models of Cerebellar Function
Discussion Leaders: Amanda Therrien (Kennedy Krieger Institute, USA) and Torgeir Moberget (Norwegian Centre for the Study of Mental Disorders (NORMENT), Norway)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmYunliang Zang (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan)
"Voltage- and Branch-Dependent Climbing Fiber Responses in Purkinje Cells"
1:45 pm - 1:50 pmDiscussion
1:50 pm - 2:05 pmRyan Morehead (Harvard University, USA)
"The Magnitude of Implicit Sensorimotor Adaptation Is Limited by Continuous Forgetting"
2:05 pm - 2:10 pmDiscussion
2:10 pm - 2:25 pmMaedbh King (Western University, Canada)
"Navigating the 'Little Brain': Comprehensive Mapping of Cognitive Function in the Human Cerebellum"
2:25 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
© 2017 Gordon Research Conferences Search | Contact | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Follow us: Facebook Twitter