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 Saturday, 3/24
 Sunday, 3/25
Monday, 3/26
Tuesday, 3/27
Wednesday, 3/28

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SATURDAY, MARCH 24

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
yin  and  yang ASN Registration Desk Open 

Upper Concourse

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
CGNI Symposium
Raincross Ballroom
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  ASN Council Meeting I Room 7/8

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

ASN Public Forum: Concussions and traumatic brain injuries 
in children and adults
Raincross Ballroom
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ASN President's Welcome Reception                        
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Upper Concourse

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

yin  and  yang ASN Registration Desk Open

Upper Concourse

8:15 am - 8:30 am

President’s Welcome & Introductions
New Member Recognition / YIEE Award Recognition

Raincross Ballroom  

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Presidential Lecture 01: Integrative Genomics in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Basic Neurochem Lecture

GeschwindDaniel

Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD - University of California Los Angeles

Raincross Ballroom  

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits  

Exhibit Hall C/D

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Plenary Lecture PL01:  Mechanisms and Consequences of Immune Activation in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Chair: Harley Kornblum, Professor, UCLA School of Medicine
Co-Chair: Alcino Silva, Professor, UCLA School of Medicine

  1. Novel roles for immune molecules in the brain during development and disease - A. Kimberley McAllister, PhD, Professor, University of California, Davis
  2. Mechanisms of social memory deficits in mice and men revealed by postnatal immune activation - Alcino Silva, PhD; Professor, UCLA School of Medicine
  3. Altered functional connectivity and adult correction in a maternal inflammation-induced model of autism - Harley Kornblum, MD, PhD; Professor, UCLA School of Medicine
  4. The human side of inflammation and autoimmunity in ASD - Karen Jones, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Davis

Raincross Ballroom

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

food dining icon  YIAC/YSSC - Young Investigator Workshop on Finding the Right Fit: Academia

Room 7/8

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

S01: From Single Cells to Assembled 3D Brain Cultures: New Tools in Neuroscience

Folch-Pi Symposium

Chair: Sergiu Pasca, MD, Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

  1. Optical Imaging and Optogenetic Manipulation of Axonal Transport in Neurons - Bianxiao Cui, PhD; Assoc. Professor, Stanford University
  2. TBA - Matt Thomson; CalTech
  3. Identification of an astrocyte-secreted factor that induces synapse maturation through recruitment of GLUA2 ampars to synapses - Elena Blanco-Suarez, PhD; Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  4. Assembling Tri-Dimensional Brain Models to Study Human Development and Disease - Sergiu Pasca, MD; Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Raincross A/D

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

S02: RNA Processing and Regulation in Brain Development and Disorders

Chair: Sika Zheng, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of California Riverside School of Medicine
Co-Chair: Gene Yeo, PhD; Professor, University of California, San Diego

  1. The Role of the NMD Factor UPF3B in Intellectual Disability as Defined in a Mouse Model and Human iP - Miles Wilkinson, PhD; Professor, University of California, San Diego
  2. Assigning the molecular functions of hundreds of RNA binding proteins at scale - Gene Yeo, PhD; Professor, University of California, San Diego
  3. Dynamic post-transcriptional regulation of neural stem cells in the developing neocortex - Debra Silver, PhD; Assoc. Professor, Duke University
  4. RNA regulatory networks in neurodevelopment - Chaolin Zhang, PhD; Assist. Professor, Columbia University

Raincross B/E 

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits

Exhibit Hall C/D

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C01: Glia in Model Organisms

Chair: Margaret Ho, PhD, Assoc Prof, School of Life and Technology, Shanghai Tech University, Shanghai, China
Co-Chair: Vladimir Parpura, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

  1. The role of astroglia in the enteric nervous system and gut function - Vladimir Parpura, MD, PhD; Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  2. Zebrafish genetics uncovers new regulators of myelination - Kelly Monk, PhD; Professor, Vollum Institute/Oregon Health and Sciences University
  3. Glia-neuron interaction in Drosophila mushroom body development - Margaret Ho, PhD; Associate Professor, Shangai Tech University, China
  4. Molecular mechanisms governing glial control of animal behavior - Shai Shaham, PhD; Professor, Rockefeller University

Raincross A/D

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C02:  Neurosteroids: New Insights into their Synthesis and Neuroprotective Mechanisms

Chair: Michael Schumacher, PhD, Professor, University of Paris-Sud, France
Co-Chair: Jason Paris, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

  1. Cholesterol transport mechanisms in steroid and neurosteroid biosynthesis - Vassilios Papadopoulos, D. Pharm., PhD; Professor, University of Southern California
  2. A role of endogenous brain progesterone and receptors in stroke neuroprotection - Michael Schumacher, PhD; Professor, University of Paris-Sud, France
  3. Activation of extrasynaptic GABA-A receptors by neurosteroids and its role in CNS disorders - Samba Reddy, PhD; Professor, Texas A&M University Health Science Center
  4. Allopregnanolone attenuates neurotoxicity associated with the HIV-1 regulatory protein Tat - Jason Paris, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

Raincross B/E

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

OR01 - Oral Session I: Presentation of Selected Abstracts

  1. Caveolin-1 is required for Th1 cell infiltration but not tight junction remodeling at the blood-brain barrier in EAE  - Sarah Lutz

  2. Repurposing an FDA approved cardiac glycoside for myelin repair therapy in combination with immune tolerance in Multiple Sclerosis - Haley Titus

  3. Deletion of Oligodendroglial Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Related Protein 1 Promotes Myelin Repair - Anthony Fernandez-Castaneda

  4. VCAM-1 Expression on Transplanted Neural Precursors Influences Survival and Differentiation in a Viral Model of Multiple Sclerosis - Soumya Yandamuri

  5. Conditional knockout of DARS2 results in white matter atrophy and neurobehavioral changes in mice - Christina Nemeth

  6. Oligodendrogliopathy in the OBiden Mouse - Alexander Gow

Raincross C/F

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster Session I - Authors Present                                   
Wine & Cheese Served

Exhibit Hall C/D

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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MONDAY, MARCH 26

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

yin  and  yang ASN Registration Desk Open

Upper Concourse

8:15 am - 8:30 am

General Session - Opening Remarks                                     

Jordi Folch-Pi Award

Raincross Ballroom 

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Presidential Lecture 02: Perinatal Brain Injury: A Story of Altered Trajectory in Brain Development

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Vittorio Gallo, PhD - Children's National Health System

Raincross Ballroom 

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

High School Science Day

 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits      

Exhibit Hall C/D

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Plenary Lecture PL02: Understanding the Connection Between Diabetes and Dementia

Chair: Fernanda G. De Felice, Associate Professor, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  1. Central insulin resistance: towards integral model of hypothalamic and hippocampal effects of insulin - Lawrence P. Reagan, PhD; Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  2. Mental health and allostatic load: 3Ds of insulin resistance - Natalie Rasgon, MD, PhD; Professor, Stanford Center for Neuroscience in Women's Health, Stanford School of Medicine
  3. Molecular connections between Alzheimer's disease and type 2 Diabetes - Fernanda G. De Felice, PhD; Associate Professor, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  4. Changes in cerebrospinal fluid, synapse function, neuroimaging and behavior in a non-human primate model of Alzheimer's Disease - Douglas P. Munoz, PhD; Professor, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen's University, Canada

Raincross Ballroom 

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
food dining icon  Women in Neurochemistry Lunch         
Bringing the revolution home: Practical tips for increasing women's
leadership in science
                               

Co-Chairs: Dana McTigue, Ohio State University
                  Marion Buckwalter, Stanford University

Ticket Required ($25 Faculty / $15 Student)

Room 1/2/3

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

S03: Molecular Targets for Axonal Repair and Regeneration

Chair: Jason Hinman, MD, PhD; Assist. Prof., UCLA School of Medicine
Co-Chair: Jack Wang, MD, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA School of Medicine

  1. What are the Molecular Mechanisms of Axonal Degeneration in Stroke? - Jack Wang, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Los Angeles
  2. Evolutionarily conserved mechanisms of axonal damage signaling by DLK/WND kinase - Laura Smithson, PhD; University of Michigan
  3. Robust oligodendrocyte genesis does not overcome chronic axon pathology after spinal cord injury - Dana McTigue, PhD; Professor, Ohio State University College of Medicine
  4. Genetic investigation of glial responses to axon degeneration in drosophila - Mary Logan, PhD; Assist. Professor, Oregon Health & Science University

Raincross A/D 

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

S04: Molecular Mechanisms of Circuit Assembly and Refinement

Chair: Martin Riccomagno, PhD, Assist. Professor, University of California, Riverside
Co-Chair: Kevin M. Wright, PhD, Assist. Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

  1. Dystroglycan is a multifunctional scaffold for neural circuit development - Kevin M. Wright, PhD; Assist. Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
  2. Roles of endothelins in establishment of peripheral neural circuitry - Takako Makita, PhD; Assist. Professor, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  3. Cas signaling adaptor proteins are essential for cortical circuit formation - Martin Riccomagno, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of California, Riverside
  4. Rapid high-resolution phenotyping of sensory nervous system development - Christopher Deppmann, PhD; Assoc. Professor, University of Virginia

Raincross B/E

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits    

Exhibit Hall C/D  

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C03: The Extracellular Environment Dictates the Fate of Astrocytes

Marion Kies Coloquium

Chair: Zila Martinez-Lozada, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania

  1. Controlling Astrocyte Diversity in the Mature Brain Through Neuron-Derived Cues - Keith K. Murai, PhD; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Canada
  2. Endothelial Cells Regulate Different Aspects of the Astrocyte Biology - Zila Martinez-Lozada, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & University of Pennsylvania
  3. Fgf8a Regulates Muller Glial Cell Reprogramming and Retina Regeneration in Zebrafish - Daniel Goldman, PhD; Professor of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan
  4. Normal Aging Induces Astrocyte Reactivity - Laura E. Clarke, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University

Raincross A/D

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C04: Extracellular Proteolysis that Links Brain and Mind

Chair: Alexander C. Smith, PhD; Assist Professor, Icahn School of Medicine 
Co-Chair: Leszek Kazmarek, PhD; Nenski Institute, Warsaw, Poland

  1. Targeting MMP-9 and perineuronal nets to understand the mechanisms of sensory hyperexcitability in Fragile X Syndrome - Iryna Ethell, PhD; Professor, School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside
  2. Synaptic matrix Metalloproienase-9 links brain and mind - Leszek Kaczmarek, PhD; Professor, Nenski Institute, Warsaw, Poland
  3. MMP-9 in cortical plasticity: Role of microglia - Ania Majewska, PhD; Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center
  4. MMP-9 in cocaine addiction - Alexander Smith, PhD; Assist. Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Raincross B/E

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C05: Modulation of Neurodegeneration by Sex

Chair: Mary Jo LaDu, PhD; Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago

  1. Enhanced effects of APOE4-modulated neurodegeneration in female EFAD transgenic mice - Mary Jo LaDu, PhD; Professor, University of Illinois Chicago
  2. Molecular mechanisms underlying estrogenic regulation of memory formation in female and male mice - Karyn M. Frick, PhD; Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  3. Sex and APOE genotype modulate the relationship between obesity and pathology in Alzheimer’s mice - Christian Pike, PhD; Professor, University of Southern California
  4. Sex differences in ApoE influences on brain microbleeds and responses to air pollution - Caleb Finch, PhD; Professor, University of Southern California

Raincross C/F

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

yin  and  yang ASN Business Meeting

Raincross A/D

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

7:00 am - 5:00 pm
ASN Registration Desk Open

Upper Concourse

8:15 am - 8:30 am

General Session - Opening Remarks

Marion Kies Award 

Raincross Ballroom  

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Presidential Lecture 03: Wiring Up the Nervous System - Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Neural Connectivity

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Alex Kolodkin, PhD - Johns Hopkins University

Raincross Ballroom  

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits    

Exhibit Hall C/D 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Plenary Session PL03: Roles of Adhesion G-Protein Coupled Receptors in Neurobiology

Chair: Garret Anderson, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside

  1. Metabotropic Mechanosensing Through Adhesion GPCRs - Tobias Langenhan, MD, D. Phil.; Professor, University of Leipzig, Germany
  2. GPR56 mediates tripartite signaling during CNS myelin formation and repair - Xianhua Piao, MD, PhD; Assoc. Professor, Harvard University Medical School
  3. Structural and Functional Basis for Adhesion GPCR Activation - Demet Arac, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of Chicago
  4. Role of Latrophilin Adhesion GPCRs in Synaptic Assembly - Garret Anderson, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of California, Riverside

Raincross Ballroom

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
food dining icon Young Investigator Workshop II - Finding the Right Fit: Industry

Room 7/8

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

ASN 2019 Planning Committee Meeting

Room 9

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

S05: Activity-Dependent Glial Plasticity: A Quest to Understand the Basics

Chair: Dmitri Rusakov, PhD; Professor, Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK
Co-Chair: Stephane Oliet, PhD; Professor, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France

  1. Super-resolution imaging of glial dynamics - Valentin Nägerl, PhD; Professor, Université de Bordeaux, France
  2. Spreading depolarization is the main mechanism of the cortical cytotoxic edema during stroke - Sergei Kirov, Medical College of Georgia
  3. Rapid astrocyte morphology changes support epileptic activity - Christian Henneberger, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of Bonn Medical School, Germany
  4. Contribution of astroglial IP3Rs to Ca2+ signalling and hippocampal plasticity - Stephane Oliet, PhD; Professor, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France

Raincross A/D

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

S06: Astrocytes: From Friends to Foe in Disease                             

Chair: Akshata Almad, PhD; Research Associate, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  1. Layer specific Astrocytes regulate dendritic spine density and branching  in normal and disease CNS - Jeffrey Rothstein, MD, PhD; Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  2. Neurotoxic reactive astrocytes are induced by activated microglia - Shane Liddelow, PhD; Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone
  3. Astrocytic contributions in synaptic and behavioral abnormalities of Fragile X Syndrome - Yi Zuo, PhD; Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  4. Astrocyte scars do not prevent CNS axon regeneration - Michael Sofroniew, MD, PhD; Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

Raincross B/E

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits 

Exhibit Hall C/D

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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C06: Lysosomal-Inflammatory Axis Function in Neurological Health and Disease

Chair: Thomas Kukar, PhD., Assist. Professor, Emory University
Co-Chair: Malu Tansey, PhD., Professor, Emory University

  1. Role of Endo-lysosomal granulins in Frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease - Thomas Kukar, PhD; Assist. Professor, Emory University
  2. Contributions of axonal lysosome biogenesis and transport defects to Alzheimer’s disease risk - Shawn Ferguson, PhD; Assist. Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
  3. Parkin- and PINK1-mediated mitophagy dampens inflammation - Danielle Sliter, PhD; NIH/NINDS
  4. The role of LRRK2 in immune cells and inflammatory responses in Parkinson's disease - Malu Tansey, PhD; Professor, Emory University

Raincross A/D

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C07: The (Cyto)Skeleton in the Closet: Revealing Cytoskeletal Contributions to Neuronal Disease and Degeneration

Chair: Jeff Moore, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Co-Chair: Jayne Aiken; University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

  1. A new mouse model for SPAST-based Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia reveals the importance of a toxic gain-of-function mechanism - Peter Baas, PhD; Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
  2. Actin cytoskeleton in stroke & degeneration - Shelley Halpain, PhD; Professor, University of California, San Diego
  3. The contribution of cytoskeletal defects to ALS pathogenesis - John Landers, PhD; Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  4. Compromised Tuba1a function causes neurodegeneration through a post developmental mechanism - Emily Bates, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Raincross B/E

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C08:  Signaling Pathway Dysfunction in Neurologic Diseases

Chair: Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Co-Chair: Roberta Brambilla, PhD., University of Miami Miller SOM

  1. PERK Signaling in Astrocytes Regulates Neuroinflammation - Gordon Meares, PhD; Assist. Professor, West Virginia University
  2. Opposing Functions of Microglial and Macrophagic TNFR2 in EAE - Roberta Brambilla, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of Miami Miller SOM
  3. TGF-beta Modulates Microglial Phenotype after Intracerebral Hemorrhage - Lauren Sansing, MD; Assoc. Professor, Yale University
  4. CK2 Signaling in T-cells Influences EAE Disease Severity - Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD; Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Raincross C/F 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster Session II - Authors Present                                  
Wine & Cheese Served

Exhibit Hall C/D

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Neurochemical Research Editorial Board Meeting

Room 9

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

7:00 am - 5:00 pm
yin  and  yang  ASN Registration Desk Open  
Upper Concourse
8:15 am - 8:30 am

General Session - Opening Remarks

ASN Neuro Award Sanofi AwardBiolegend Award

Raincross Ballroom  

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Presidential Lecture 04: Environment Matters: Microglial Function and Dysfunction in a Changing World

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Staci Bilbo, PhD - Harvard University

Raincross Ballroom  

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Break & Visit Exhibits / Remove Posters

Exhibit Hall C/D

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Plenary Lecture PL04: CNS Viruses: Mechanisms of Zika, HIV, and HSV Tropism and Damage

Chair: Kurt F. Hauser, PhD; Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

  1. TBA - Tom Nowakowski, PhD; Asst. Professor of Anatomy, University of California San Francisco
  2. Glial cells in NeuroHIV - Marcus Kaul, PhD; Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
  3. Nuclear Neurokinin-1 Receptor Promotes Varicella Zoster Virus Spread in Human Spinal Astrocytes - Maria A. Nagel, MD; Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver
  4. Progressive Multifocal Leukoenephalopathy: Endemic Viruses and Lethal Brain Disease - Walter J. Atwood, PhD; Professor, Brown University

Raincross Ballroom

12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 ASN Council Meeting II                                                  

Room 7/8

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

S07: Astrocyte Heterogeneity and CNS Functions

Chair: Robyn Klein, MD, PhD; Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

  1. Diverse Astrocyte Populations - Benjamin Deneen, PhD; Assoc Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
  2. Heterogeneity in Synaptogenic Profile of Astrocytes from Different Brain Regions - Flavia Gomes, PhD; Professor, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  3. Astrocytes determine lesion locations during CNS autoimmunity - Jessica Williams, PhD; Assist Professor, Cleveland Clinic
  4. Astrocytes decrease adult neurogenesis during virus-induced memory dysfunction via interleukin-1 - Robyn Klein, MD, PhD; Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Raincross A/D

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

S08: Shaping Microglia by Their Environment: Implications for Health and Disease

Chair: Hui Zong, PhD; Assoc. Professor, University of Virginia
Co-Chair: Anna Molofsky, Assist. Prof, University of California, San Francisco

  1. Roles of Nature and Nurture in Specifying Microglia Identity and Function - Christopher Glass, PhD; Professor, University of California, San Diego
  2. Epigenetic control of regional microglia specification - Anne Schaefer, MD, PhD; Associate Professor, ICahn School of Medicine
  3. Astrocyte-encoded cues regulating microglial developmental functions - Anna Molofsky, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco
  4. Microglia shaped by tumor microenvironment support tumor progression - Hui Zong, PhD; Associate Professor, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Raincross B/E 

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Coffee Break & Visit Exhibits

Exhibit Hall C/D

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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C09: Neuropathy: Challenges and New Targets

Chair: Stefanka Spassieva, PhD, Asst. Professor, University of Kentucky

  1. Methylglyoxal requires AC1 and TRPA1 to produce painful diabetic neuropathy and spinal neuron activation - Bradley Taylor, PhD; Professor, University of Kentucky
  2. The role of Fig4 in central and peripheral nervous system myelination - Roman Giger, PhD; Professor, University of Michigan School of Medicine
  3. Wnt pathway in Schwann cells during development and following crush injury - Brian Popko, PhD; Professor, University of Chicago
  4. Deoxysphingolipids in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy - Stefanka Spassieva, PhD; Asst. Professor, University of Kentucky

Raincross A/D

 

C10: Parasites in Your Brain and the Neurological Implications 

Chair: Emma Wilson, PhD; Assoc. Professor, University of California, Riverside
Co-Chair: Ira Blader, PhD; Professor, University of Buffalo

  1. Parasite manipulation of GABA signaling - Ira Blader, PhD; Professor, University of Buffalo
  2. Regulation of GLT1 during parasite infection in the CNS - Emma Wilson, PhD; Assoc. Professor, University of California, Riverside
  3. Chronic Toxoplasma infection-induced neuroinflammation is associated with distinct alterations in the synaptic protein composition - Ildiko Dunay, PhD
  4. Understanding Toxoplasma gondii potentiation of Huntington’s disease - Jason Gigley, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of Wyoming

Raincross B/E

 

OR02: Oral Session II - Presentation of Selected Abstracts

  1. CASK-neurexin interaction play a critical role in postnatal brain growth - Konark Mukherjee
  2. Postdoc Modulation of Neural Stem Cell by Complement C1q - Francisca Benavente
  3. Cocaine and HIV Tat Alter Astrocyte Bioenergetics and Essential Neuronal Substrate Supply: Implications for HAND in Cocaine Users - Bianca Cotto
  4. Optical electrophysiology of human primary neurons: role of KCC2 in hyperexcitability induced by HIV ± morphine exposure - Aaron Barbour
  5. Juvenile Obesity Leads to Abnormal Neural and Behavioral Substrates Underpinning Fear and Anxiety - Julio Vega-Torres
  6. Disruption of endolysosomal regulator Rab7A leads to morphogenic and subcellular defects during embryonic brain development - Sarah Santiago

 

Raincross C/F

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

 

ASN Closing Reception / Dinner & Dancing                
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All registered delegates are invited to attend the closing reception.

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YIAC - Young Investigator Workshop on Finding the Right Fit: Academia 

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SATURDAY, MARCH 18

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm yin  and  yang ASN Registration Desk Open

Salon B/C Foyer

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  ASN Council Meeting I Arkansas Ballroom
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Coffee Break

Salon B/C Foyer

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

ASN Public Policy Forum: Alzheimer's and You

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Chairs: Sue Griffin, PhD - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences news-icon 

& Steve Barger, PhD - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

This Forum will focus on the patient – disease progression and brain changes accompanying cognitive decline; on the caregivers - stress, fatigue, and out-of-pocket costs; and on research – treatment and prevention successes and failures.

  1. Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease, with Broad Stroke Assessment of Brain Changes and the Impact of Dementia in a Small Southern State - Arkansas - Sue Griffin, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
  2. National Impact of Alzheimer’s and its Care - Susan Neyman, Alzheimer’s Association, Arkansas
  3. The Importance of Community Actions and Statewide and Local Outreach to Patients, Caregivers, and Activists - Elise Siegler, Alzheimer’s Arkansas and Claudia Beverly, PhD, RN, FAAN, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and The Arkansas Aging Initiative at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
  4. Where We Are in Scientific Advances Toward Treatment and Prevention of Alzheimers - Steve Barger, PhD, University of Arkansas 

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ASN President's Welcome Reception                         
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Salon A

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

yin  and  yang ASN Registration Desk Open

Salon B/C Foyer

8:15 am - 8:30 am

President’s Welcome & Introductions
New Member Recognition / YIEE Award Recognition

Salon A

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Presidential Lecture 01:  
Circuit Assembly and Reassembly in the Retina

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Rachel Wong, PhD - University of Washington
Chair: Doug Feinstein

Salon A

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits  

Salon B/C & Foyer

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Plenary Lecture PL01: 
Glial-Glial Interactions in Development & Disease
Jordi Folch-Pi Memorial Lecture

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Chair: Sarah Kucenas, University of Virginia

  1. Adenosine signaling mediates glial segregation at the motor exit point transition zone - Sarah Kucenas, University of Virginia
  2. How do astrocytes develop a complex morphology and attain their synaptogenic function? - Jeff Stogsdill, Duke University Medical Center
  3. Homeostatic Interactions Among Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells (OPCs) in Health and Diseases - Hui Zong, University of Virginia
  4. The Glide/Gcm fate determinant controls initiation of collective cell migration by regulating Frazzled - Angela Giangrande, France Université de Strasbourg

Salon A

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

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        Ticket Required ($15) - Limited to 20 Student/Post Docs

Hoffman

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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S01 - Proteolipid Protein: Are You Better With It or Without It?

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Chair: Robert Skoff, Wayne State University

  1. Myelin devoid of proteolipid protein impacts brain function in young adult mice - Wendy Macklin, University of Colorado
  2. What makes PLP1 gene expression tick? - Patricia Wight, University of Arkansas
  3. Prospect for stem cell approaches in the treatment of demyelinating leukodystropies - Anne Baron-Van Evercooren, Pierre and Marie Curie University
  4. The absence of proteolipid protein isneuroprotective in neonatal hypoxic ischemic mice - Robert Skoff, Wayne State University

Salon A

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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S02 - Lipid Metabolism in Neural Stem Cells, Brain Development & 
Function

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Chair: Guanghu Wang, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University 

  1. Lipid Metabolism in Adult Neural Stem Cell Biology and Alzheimer's Disease - Karl Fernandes, Université de Montréal
  2. The blood brain barrier and fatty acid uptake: Role of the BBB as a metabolic barrier? - Eric Murphy, University of North Dakota
  3. Deoxysphingolipids as taxanes neurotoxic mediators in the peripheral nervous system - Stefanka Spassieva, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center
  4. Ceramide Regulates Cilia Formation in Human Neural Progenitor Cells and Murine Ependymal Cells - Guanghu Wang, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Conway

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits

Salon B/C & Foyer

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
C01 - Traumatic Brain Injury Affects Neurovascular Unit Function

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Chair: Stefanie Robel, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

  1. Blast-related mild traumatic brain injury: The consequences of more than a decade at war - David Cook, University of Washington
  2. Damaged astrocytes affect neurovascular unit function after repeated mild traumatic brain injury/concussion - Stefanie Robel, Virginia Tech
  3. Interogation of collateral vessel remodeling following traumatic brain injury - Michelle Theus, Virginia Tech

Salon A

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
C02 - Chewing the Fat about Chewing the Fat: Interactions of Diet 
and Digestion with Cognition
             

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Chair: Steve Barger, Univ. Arkansas for Medical Sciences 

  1. Amyloid Precursor Protein Impacts on Peripheral Metabolism: Potential for Indirect Effects on CNS - Steve Barger, Univ. Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  2. Characterizing Alzheimer's Disease in the Enteric Nervous System - Colin Combs, University of North Dakota
  3. Surprising Sources of CNS Inflammation - Annadora Bruce-Keller, Louisiana State University

Conway

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

OR01 - Oral Session I: Presentation of Selected Abstracts
  1. Sox17 Regulates Sox2 and Tcf7L2/Tcf4 Induction, and Promotes Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Response to Demyelination - Li-Jin Chew
  2. Protofibrillar Amyloid-Beta is Preferentially Internalized by Primary Microglia - Lisa Gouwens
  3. Optical Interrogation of the Supramolecular Organization of Gap Junctions- How Nexus Structure Regulates Cellular Function of Glia - Randy Stout
  4. Acute Neuroinflammation Induces Axon Initial Segment Structural Plasticity - Savannah Benusa
  5. Absence of Mtorc2 Signaling in Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells Hinders Differentiation and Myelination - Hannah Hathaway
  6. Nectin-Like 2 (Necl-2) Cell Adhesion Molecule is a Negative Regulator of Schwann Cell Myelination - Ming-Shuo Chen

Harris Brake

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster Session I - Authors Present                                    
Wine & Cheese Served

Salon B/C & Foyer

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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MONDAY, MARCH 20

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

yin  and  yang ASN Registration Desk Open

Salon B/C Foyer

8:15 am - 8:30 am
General Session - Opening Remarks                                      
Jordi Folch-Pi Award - Presented by Eric Murphy

Salon A

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Presidential Lecture 02: 
Promoting Axon Regeneration by Manipulating Intrinsic Growth
Capacity of Adult CNS Neurons

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Zhigang He, PhD - Harvard University

Salon A

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits

Salon B/C & Foyer

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Plenary Lecture PL02:  ER Stress and Neurodegeneration

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Chairs: Yang Hu, Stanford UniversityJonathan Lin, University of California San Diego

  1. The Role of ER Protein Misfolding in Neurodegeneration: Potential Therapeutic Approaches - Randal Kaufman, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  2. Mutations in ER Stress Regulator, ATF6, Cause the Photoreceptor Disease Achromatopsia - Jonathan Lin, University of California San Diego
  3. The Integrated Stress Response Provides Oligodendrocyte Protection Against CNS Inflammation - Brian Popko, University of Chicago
  4. Translational Regulatory Mechanisms in Pathological Learning - Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Baylor College of Medicine

Salon A

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
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        Ticket Required ($25 Faculty / $15 Student)

Arkansas Ballroom

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

food dining icon Lunch with Presidential Speaker: Zhigang He, PhD
        Ticket Required ($15) - Limited to 20 Student/Post Docs

Hoffman

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
S03 -  Defining Neuropsychiatric Disorders by Using Human 
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) Technologies
                   

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Chairs: Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, Rutgers University James H. Millonig, Rutgers University 

  1. Pluripotent stem cells as model for understanding and treating Fragile X Syndrome - Xinyu Zhao, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  2. Generating idiopathic autism iPSCs to characterize individual-specific mechanisms of disease - James H. Millonig, Rutgers University
  3. Abnormalities in proliferation, differentiation and cell migration cluster in idiopathic autism - Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, Rutgers University
  4. Developing 3D human brain models to study development and disease - Sergiu Pasca, Stanford University

Salon A

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
S04 - ApoE as an AD Therapeutic Target: Novel Approaches

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Chairs: Mary Jo LaDu, University of Illinois at Chicago Leon Tai, University of Illinois at Chicago 

  1. ApoE4-containing lipoproteins in the CNS: "Repurposing" drugs from the cardiovascular field - Mary Jo LaDu, University of Illinois at Chicago
  2. APOE4 modulated cerebrovascular dysfunction as a potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease - Leon Tai, University of Illinois at Chicago
  3. Mimetics of apolipoprotein-E as a novel therapeutics for Alzheimer's Disease and Cancer - Michael P. Vitek, Duke University
  4. Anti-inflammatory rescue of APOE4-related phenotypes - G. William Rebeck, Georgetown University

Conway

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits

Salon B/C & Foyer

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
C03 - Major Advancements in Your PhD Career

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Chairs: Haley Titus, Northwestern University & Joshua Burda, UCLA

  1. Young Investigators Funding Opportunities Session - Sanoj Suneja, National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  2. How to Find a Good Postdoctoral Position Fit - Joshua Burda, UCLA & Haley Titus, Northwestern University
  3. Applying for a Job in Academia - Monica Carson, University of California, Riverside
  4. Successful Transitioning from Academia to Industry - Karen Chandross, Sanofi 
  5. Write Well and Review Constructively - Scott Brady, University of Illinois, Chicago

Salon A

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C04 - Glial-Neuronal Interactions in Epileptogenesis

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Chairs: Thimmasettappa Thippeswamy, Iowa State University & Devin Binder, University of California, Riverside

  1. The Role of Astroglial Glutamine Synthetase in Health and Disease - Tore Eid, Yale University
  2. Targeting immune and vascular signaling after brain injury to limit epileptogenesis - Vijaylakshmi Santhakumar, Rutgers University
  3. Role of astrocyte channels and transporters in epileptogenesis - Devin Binder, University of California, Riverside
  4. Neuroinflammation mediators as targets for disease modification in epilepsy - Thimmasettappa Thippeswamy, Iowa State University

Conway

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
C05 - Neuropathologic Mechanisms, Consequences, and Intervention 
in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

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Chairs: Sandra Mooney, University of MarylandCynthia Kane, University of Arkansas

  1. Overview of FASD - Antonio Noronha, NIAAA
  2. Plasma microRNAs during pregnancy predict variations in infant outcomes due to prenatal alcohol expo - Rajesh Miranda, Texas A&M University
  3. Developmental stage-dependent effects of early gestational ethanol exposure: Neuroimaging - Scott Parnell, University of North Carolina
  4. Prenatal ethanol exposure alters brain structure and behavior: Can nutritional interventions improve outcomes? - Sandra Mooney, University of Maryland
  5. Alcohol-induced neuroinflammation in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and potential intervention - Cynthia Kane, University of Arkansas

Harris Brake

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

yin  and  yang ASN Business Meeting

Salon A

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

ASN Registration Desk Open

Salon B/C Foyer

8:15 am - 8:30 am
General Session - Opening Remarks  
Marion Kies Award - Presented by Astrid Cardona and Emma Wilson

Salon A

8:30 am - 9:30 am

 

Presidential Lecture 03: 
Immunosuppression Regulates Amino Acid Metabolism in the
Brain: Implications for Alzheimer's Disease
George Siegel Basic Neurochemistry Textbook Lecture
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Carol Colton, PhD - Duke University
Chairs: George Siegel & Scott Brady

Salon A

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits

Salon B/C & Foyer

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Plenary Session PL03:  Tubulinopathies and Related Disorders 

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Chair: Judy Liu, George Washington University 

  1. Tubb4a and Myelination in the Mouse - Karel Liem, Yale University
  2. Regulation of Microtubule Function in Neurons by Acetylation at Novel Sites - Jill Kathleen Wildonger, University of Wisconsin
  3. TUBB4A mutations are associated with mutation specific cell selective abnormalities - Quasar Padiath, University of Pittsburgh
  4. Deletion of TUBB3 delays peripheral axon regeneration - Long Cheng, Harvard University

Salon A

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
food dining icon Lunch with Presidential Speaker: Carol Colton, PhD             
        Ticket Required ($15) - Limited to 20 Student/Post Docs

Hoffman

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

ASN 2018 Planning Committee Meeting

Manning

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
S05 - Regulation of Mitochondrial Metabolism: New Insights & 
Mechanisms

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Chairs: Mary McKenna, Univ. of MarylandArne Schousboe, Univ. of Copenhagen

  1. Flexible fueling: Investigating hippocampal primary neuron resiliency to  metabolic challenges - Courtney Sobieski, Washington University
  2. Succinylation by the alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex alters enzyme function and varies with metabolic state - Gary Gibson, Cornell University
  3. Visualization of NAD+ and NADH in human brain - Wei Chen, University of Minnesota
  4. Exploring the role of NAMPT-mediated NAD+ biosynthesis in mitochondrial function and energy metabolism - Jun Yoshino, Washington University

Salon A

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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S06 - Interacting Signaling Pathways at the Crossroads to 
Demyelinating and Remyelinating Responses
                                     

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Chair: Bridget Shafit-Zagardo, Albert Einstein College of MedicineCheryl Dreyfus, Rutgers University

  1. Inducible Genetic Fate Labeling for In Vivo Detection of Sonic Hedgehog Signaling During Corpus Callosum Myelination in Postnatal Development and Following Chronic Demyelination - Regina Armstrong, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  2. Extensive axonal damage and demyelination are observed in Gas6-/-Axl-/- double-knockout (DKO) mice following demyelination - Bridget Shafit-Zagardo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  3. TrkB on oligodendrocytes directly mediates BDNF"s effects on myelin following a demyelinating lesion - Cheryl Dreyfus, Rutgers University
  4. Loss of TSC1 in Adult OPCs Enhances Axon Remyelination and Increases Myelin Thickness after a Focal Demyelination - Teresa Wood, Rutgers University

Conway

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits

Salon B/C & Foyer

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
C06 - Roles of Lipids in Neurological Disorders

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Chairs: Xianlin Han, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery InstituteXiao-Ming Xu, Indiana University 

  1. Phospholipase A2 as a novel target for neuroprotection after spinal cord injury - Xiao-Ming Xu, Indiana University
  2. Bis(monoacylglycero) phosphate as a secondary storage lipid in the gangliosidoses - Zeynep Akgöç, Boston College
  3. Activity of Water Channel Protein in Post-traumatic Syringomyelia Formation - Christopher B. Shields, Norton Neuroscience Institute
  4. Loss of sulfatide: The key node leading to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease - Xianlin Han, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Salon A

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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C07 - Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Peripheral Myelin 
Homeostasis During Development and in Diseases

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Chairs: Haesun Kim, Rutgers University  Corey Heffernan, 

  1. Proteostasis in Normal and Diseased Myelinating Schwann Cells - Lawrence Wrabetz, Buffalo University
  2. Cholesterol homeostasis in neuropathic Schwann cells - Lucia Notterpek, University of Florida
  3. Choline and lipid homeostasis in PNS myelination - Corey Heffernan, Rutgers University
  4. Abnormal Myelin Permeability in PMP22 Deficiency - Jun Li, Vanderbilt University

Conway

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
OR02 - Oral Session II: Presentation of Selected Abstracts  
  1. Partial Rescue of Rett Syndrome Phenotypes via Modulation of Nf-Κb Signaling and Vitamin D Supplementation in Mecp2-Null Mice - Jessica MacDonald
  2. Lrrtm1 Contributes to the Assembly of Complex Retinogeniculate Synapses in Mouse Visual Thalamus - Aboozar Monavarfeshani
  3. Mutant Huntingtin Expression Induces Jnk Activation and Promotes Axonal Degeneration in Vulnerable Cortical Neuron
    Subpopulations - Nichole Mesnard-Hoaglin
  4. Examination of the Class IV Semaphorin Sema4A in Multiple Sclerosis Pathogenesis - Brian Chiou
  5. Klotho Regulates Postnatal Neurogenesis and Protects Against Age-Related Loss of Dentate Gyrus Function - Gwendalyn King 
  6. Morphological and Functional Consequences of Hiv-1 Tat on Area Ca1 of the Hippocampus - William Marks

Harris Brake

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Poster Session II - Authors Present                                   
Wine & Cheese Served

Salon B/C & Foyer

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Neurochemical Research Editorial Board Meeting

Offsite

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

7:00 am - 5:00 pm yin  and  yang  ASN Registration Desk Open Salon B/C Foyer
8:15 am - 8:30 am
General Session - Opening Remarks
ASN Neuro Award - Presented by Monica Carson
Sanofi Award - Presented by Karen Chandross
Biolegend Award - Presented Patrick Zou

Salon A

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Presidential Lecture 04: 
Astrocyte Control of Neural Circuits and Behavior
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Marc Freeman, University of Massachusetts

Salon A 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break & Visit Exhibits / Remove Posters

Salon B/C & Foyer

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Plenary Lecture PL04: Strategies for Promoting CNS Remyelination 
in Demyelinating Disorders

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Chair: Jeffrey Huang, Georgetown University 

  1. Regulation of Inflammation Resolution in CNS Remyelination - Jeffrey Huang, Georgetown University
  2. Oligodendrocyte Precursors migrate along vasculature in the developing nervous system - Stephen Fancy, UCSF
  3. The Role of Endothelin-1 signaling in oligodendrocyte development and regeneration - Vittorio Gallo, Children's National Medical Center
  4. Small molecule inducers of remyelination and their associated mechanisms of action - Luke Lairson, The Scripps Research Institute

Salon A

12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  ASN Council Meeting II                                                   

Manning

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
food dining icon Lunch with Presidential Speaker: Marc Freeman, PhD
        Ticket Required ($15) - Limited to 20 Student/Post Docs

Hoffman

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

 

 

 

S07 - Glial Cells of the Second Brain: Novel Roles of Enteric Glia in 
Health and Disease
Marian Kies Symposium

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Chair: Vladimir Grubisic, Michigan State University

  1. Heterogeneity of enteric glia and neuron-glia interactions in the enteric nervous system - Werend Boesmans, University of Leuven, Belgium
  2. Enteric glia actively regulate gut reflexive behaviors such as peristalsis and epithelial functions - Vladimir Grubisic, Michigan State University
  3. Vertebrate enteric glial cells: What the Zebrafish can tell us - Sarah McCallum, Francis Crick Institute
  4. Where the gut meets the brain - Diego V. Bohorquez, Duke University

Salon A

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S08 - Extracellular Vesicles in Neurodegenerative Disease

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Chair: Michael B. Dinkins, Augusta University

  1. Improvement of Alzheimer's Disease Pathology by Targeting Neutral Sphingomyelinase-2  - Michael Dinkins, Augusta University
  2. Microvesicle shedding from microglia and interactions with amyloid-β - Michael Nichols, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  3. Extracellular vesicles in Multiple Sclerosis - Maria Irene Givogri, University of Illinois-Chicago
  4. Exosome pathway as a new therapeutic target of tau propagation in Alzheimer's Disease - Tsuneya Ikezu, Boston University

Conway

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break & Visit Exhibits

Salon B/C & Foyer

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C08 - Multimodal Approach Targeting Post-Stroke Inflammatory 
Responses for Therapeutic Intervention

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Chairs: Surojit Paul, Univ. of New Mexico Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, Univ. of Florida 

  1. Role of brain-enriched tyrosine phosphatase Ptpn5 in regulating neuroinflammation in ischemic stroke - Surojit Paul, University of New Mexico
  2. Activation of the liopxinA4 pathway promotes resolution of neuroinflammation after ischemic stroke - Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, University of Florida
  3. TREM2 promotes phagocytosis and improved recovery following experimental brain ischemia and trauma - Midori A Yenari, University of California, San Francisco
  4. Comorbidity-modified neuroinflammation in ischemic stroke: role of CD36 - Sunghee Cho, Weill Cornell Medicine at Burke Medical Research Institute

Salon A

 

C09 - Principles of Neurogliopathology

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Chairs: Nina Vardjan, University of Ljubljana

 

  1. Glial calcium signalling in neurodegenerative diseases - Vladimir Parpura, University of Alabama Birmingham
  2. Live imaging of brain injury depolarizations and their impact on neuroglia - Sergei A. Kirov, Medical College of Georgia
  3. Astrocytic calcium- and cAMP-mediated functions in health and diseases - Nina Vardjan, University of Ljubljana
  4. Autotaxin: a regulator of oligodendrocyte differentiation and CNS myelination - Babette Fuss, Virginia Commonwealth University

Conway

 
C10 - Organ-on-a-Chip Technology: Recent Advances & Challenges

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Chair: Syed F. Ali, National Center for Toxicological Research & Hector Rosas-Hernandez, National Center for Toxicological Research

  1. Human Microphysiological Systems: Tissues-on-Chips for In Vitro Safety, Toxicity and Efficacy Testing - Lucie Low, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH
  2. High-speed and biaxial stretch as in vitro models of traumatic brain injury to the blood-brain barrier - Hector Rosas-Hernandez, National Center for Toxicological Research
  3. Cardiac and neurovascular systems on-a-chip - Kartik Balachandran, University of Arkansas
  4. Vascularization of Organ on a Chip Systems - Kapil Pant, CFD Research Corporation SynoVivo, Inc.

Harris Brake

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

 

ASN Closing Reception / Dinner / Dancing                
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All registered delegates are invited to attend the closing reception.

Clinton Presidential Library

 

 

  • Monday Opening Remarks - change description to: Jordi Foch-Pi Award Presentation - Eric Murphy