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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

 

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

 

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

ASN Public Forum   
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ASN President's Welcome Reception                        
Hosted by ASN logo  

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

yin  and  yang ASN Registration Desk Open

 

8:15 am - 8:30 am

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

 

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Presidential Lecture 01

GeschwindDaniel

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

 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits  

 

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. A. Kimberley McAllister, PhD, Professor, University of California, Davis
  2. Alcino Silva, PhD; Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  3. Harley Kornblum, MD, PhD; Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  4. Karen Jones, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, Univerisity of California, Davis

 

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

food dining icon Lunch with Presidential Speaker: David Geschwind, MD, PhD      
       Ticket Required - Limited to 20 Student/Post Docs

 

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. Long Cai, PhD; Assist. Professor, California Institute of Technology
  2. Sergiu Pasca, MD; Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
  3. Bianxiao Cui, PhD; Assoc. Professor, Stanford University
  4. Nicola Allen, PhD; Assist. Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 

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

  1. Miles Wilkinson, PhD; Professor, University of California, San Diego
  2. Gene Yeo, PhD; Professor, University of California, San Diego
  3. Debra Silver, PhD; Assoc. Professor, Duke University
  4. Chaolin Zhang, PhD; Assist. Professor, Columbia University

 

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits

 

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. Vladimir Parpura, MD, PhD; Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  2. Kelly Monk, PhD; Professor, Vollum Institute/Oregon Health and Sciences University
  3. Margaret Ho, PhD; Associate Professor, Shangai Tech University, China
  4. Shai Shaham, PhD; Professor, Rockefeller University

 

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. Vassilios Papadopoulos, D. Pharm., PhD; Professor, University of Southern California
  2. Michael Schumacher, PhD; Professor, University of Paris-Sud, France
  3. Samba Reddy, PhD; Professor, Texas A&M University Health Science Center
  4. Jason Paris, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

 

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

OR01 - Oral Session I: Presentation of Selected Abstracts

 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster Session I - Authors Present                                   
Wine & Cheese Served

 

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

food dining icon Student / Post Doc Mingle   
       Ticket Required - Limited to Students / Post Docs only

TBA

MONDAY, MARCH 26

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

yin  and  yang ASN Registration Desk Open

 

8:15 am - 8:30 am

General Session - Opening Remarks                                     
Jordi Folch-Pi Award

 

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Presidential Lecture 02

GalloVittorio

Vittorio Gallo, PhD - Children's National Health System

 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits

 

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. Lawrence P. Reagan, PhD; Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  2. Natalie Rasgon, MD, PhD; Professor, Stanford Center for Neuroscience in Women's Health, Stanford School of Medicine
  3. Fernanda G. De Felice, PhD; Associate Professor, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  4. Douglas P. Munoz, PhD; Professor, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen's University, Canada

 

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

food dining icon  Women in Neurochemistry Lunch                                        
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        Ticket Required ($25 Faculty / $15 Student)

 

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

food dining icon Lunch with Presidential Speaker: Alex Kolodkin
        Ticket Required - Limited to 20 Student/Post Docs

 

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

S03: Molecular Targets for Axonal Repair and Regeneration

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

 

  1. Jack Wang, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Los Angeles
  2. Catherine Collins, PhD; Assoc. Professor, University of Michigan
  3. Dana McTigue, PhD; Professor, Ohio State University College of Medicine
  4. Mary Logan, PhD; Assist. Professor, Oregon Health & Science University

 

 

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

S04: Molecular Mechanisms of Circuit Assembly 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. Kevin M. Wright, PhD; Assist. Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
  2. Takako Makita, PhD; Assist. Professor, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  3. Martin Riccomagno, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of California, Riverside
  4. Christopher Deppmann, PhD; Asoc. Professor, University of Virginia

 

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits

 

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C03: The Extracellular Environment Dictates the Fate of Astrocytes

Marion Kies Coloquium

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

 

  1. Keith K. Murai, PhD; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  2. Zila Martinez-Lozada, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania
  3. Daniel Goldman, PhD; Professor of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan
  4. Laura E. Clark, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University

 

 

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 at Mt. Sinai
Co-Chair: Leszek Kazmarek, PhD, Nenski Institute, Warsaw, Poland

 

  1. Iryna Ethell, PhD; Professor, School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside
  2. Leszek Kaczmarek, PhD; Professor, Nenski Institute, Warsaw, Poland
  3. Ania Majewska, PhD; Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center
  4. Alexander Smith, PhD; Assist. Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York

 

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C05: Modulation of Neurodegeneration by Sex

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

  1. Mary Jo LaDu, PhD; Professor, University of Illinois Chicago
  2. Karyn M. Frick, PhD; Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  3. Christian Pike, PhD; Professor, University of Southern California
  4. Caleb Finch, PhD; Professor, University of Southern California

 

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

yin  and  yang ASN Business Meeting

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

ASN Registration Desk Open

 

8:15 am - 8:30 am

General Session - Opening Remarks  
Marion Kies Award 

 

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Presidential Lecture 03

KolodkinAlex

Alex Kolodkin, PhD - Johns Hopkins University

 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits

 

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. Tobias Langenhan, MD, D. Phil.; Professor, University of Leipzig, Germany
  2. Xianhua Piao, MD, PhD; Assoc. Professor, Harvard University Medical School
  3. Demet Arac, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of Chicago
  4. Garrett Anderson, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of California, Riverside

 

 

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

food dining icon Lunch with Presidential Speaker: Vittorio Gallo    
        Ticket Required - Limited to 20 Student/Post Docs

 

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

ASN 2019 Planning Committee Meeting

 

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. Valentin Nägerl, PhD; Professor, Université de Bordeaux, France
  2. Dmitri Rusakov, PhD; Professor, Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK
  3. Christian Henneberger, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of Bonn Medical School, Germany
  4. Stephane Oliet, PhD; Professor, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France

 

 

 

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

S06: Astrocytes: From Friends to Foe in Disease                             

Chair: Akshata Almad , PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Johns Hopkins University

  1. Jeffrey Rothstein, MD, PhD; Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  2. Shane Liddelow, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
  3. Michael Sofroniew, PhD; Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
  4. Yi Zuo, PhD; Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break: View Posters & Visit Exhibits

 

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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. Thomas Kukar, PhD; Assist. Professor, Emory University
  2. Shawn Ferguson, PhD; Assist. Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
  3. Michael Ward, PhD; Assist. Professor, NIH Inherited Neurodegenerative Diseases Unit
  4. Malu Tansey, PhD; Professor, Emory University

 

 

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, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

 

  1. Peter Baas, PhD; Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
  2. Shelley Halpain, PhD; Professor, University of California, San Diego
  3. John Landers, PhD; Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  4. Emily Bates, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

 

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: Robert Brambilla, PhD., University of Miami Miller SOM

 

  1. Gordon Meares, PhD; Assist. Professor, West Virginia University
  2. Robert Brambilla, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of Miami Miller
  3. Lauren Sansing, MD; Assist. Professor, Yale University
  4. Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD; Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster Session II - Authors Present                                  
Wine & Cheese Served

 

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Neurochemical Research Editorial Board Meeting

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

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

General Session - Opening Remarks
ASN Neuro Award 
Sanofi Award
Biolegend Award

 

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Presidential Lecture 04 

BilboStaci2

Staci Bilbo, PhD - Harvard University

 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break & Visit Exhibits / Remove Posters

 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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

 

  1. Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD; Professor of Neurology, Director, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of California San Francisco
  2. Marcus Kaul, PhD; Associate Professor, Sanford Burnham Presbyterian Medical Discovery Institute
  3. Maria A. Nagel, MD; Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver

 

 

12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 ASN Council Meeting II                                                  

 

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

food dining icon Lunch with Presidential Speaker: Staci Bilbo
       Ticket Required - Limited to 20 Student/Post Docs

 

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

S07: Astrocyte Heterogeneity and CNS Functions

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

 

  1. Benjamin Deneen, PhD; Assoc Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
  2. Flavia Gomes, PhD; Professor, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  3. Jessica Williams, PhD; Assist Professor, Cleveland Clinic
  4. Robyn Klein, MD, PhD; Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

 

 

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

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

 

  1. Christopher Glass, PhD; Professor, University of California, San Diego, CA
  2. Dori Schafer, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  3. Anna Molofsky, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco
  4. Hui Zong, PhD; Associate Professor, University of Virginia School of Medicine

 

 

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break & Visit Exhibits

 

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C09: Neuropathy: Challenges and New Targets

Chair: Stefanka Spassieva, PhD, University of Kentucky

 

  1. Bradley Taylor, PhD; Professor, University of Kentucky
  2. Roman Giger, PhD; Professor, University of Michigan School of Medicine
  3. Brian Popko, PhD; Professor, University of Chicago
  4. Stefanka Spassieva, PhD; Asst. Professor, University of Kentucky

 

 

 

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. Ira Blader, PhD; Professor, University of Buffalo
  2. Emma Wilson, PhD; Assoc. Professor, University of California, Riverside
  3. Margaret Bynoe, PhD; Assoc. Professor, Cornell University
  4. Jason Gigley, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of Wyoming

 

 

 

OR02: Oral Session II - Presentation of Selected Abstracts

 

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

 

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

 

 

 

Environment Dictates the Fate of Astrocytes   Marian Kies Colooquium   Session Chair   Martinez-Lozada