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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

 

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Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions (CGNI) Symposium
Raincross Ballroom
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  ASN Council Meeting I Room 7/8

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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ASN Public Forum: Concussions and traumatic brain injuries 
in children and adults
Raincross Ballroom

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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ASN President's Welcome Reception

RCC reception

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

Chair: Scott Brady

George Siegel Basic Neurochem Lecture

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

Raincross Ballroom  

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits  

Upper Concourse

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. Susceptibility and resilience in a mouse model of maternal infection - Alex Nord, 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 autism spectrum disorders - Karen Jones, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Davis

Raincross Ballroom

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

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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, PhDAssoc. Professor, Stanford University
  2. Multi-scale probabilistic models identify single cell signatures of the immune system health and disease - Matt Thomson; CalTech
  3. Identification of an astrocyte-secreted factor that induces synapse maturation through recruitment of GLUA2 ampars to synapses - Elena Blanco-Suarez, PhDSalk 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

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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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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 RNA Turnover Factor UPF3B is Critical for Neural Development, Olfactory Neurogenesis, and Normal Behavior - Miles Wilkinson, PhD; Professor, University of California, San Diego
  2. Discovery of disease-specific diversity in and ways to manipulate stress granules - Gene Yeo, PhDProfessor, University of California, San Diego
  3. Dynamic post-transcriptional regulation of neural stem cells in the developing neocortex - Debra Silver, PhDAssoc. Professor, Duke University
  4. Rbfox splicing factors promote neuronal maturation and axon initial segment assembly - Chaolin Zhang, PhDAssist. Professor, Columbia University

Raincross B

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits

Upper Concourse

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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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. Two modes of enteric gliotransmission differentially affect gut physiology - Vladimir Parpura, MD, PhD; Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  2. Zebrafish forward genetics uncovers new mechanisms governing myelinating potential - Kelly Monk, PhD; Professor, Vollum Institute/Oregon Health and Sciences University
  3. Glia-derived ubiquitin E3 ligase dSmurf regulates glia-MB axon interaction and Drosophila behavior via Fused - Margaret Ho, PhDAssociate Professor, Shangai Tech University, China
  4. Repetitive behavior mediated by glutamate is controlled by astrocyte-like glia in C. elegans - Shai Shaham, PhD; Professor, Rockefeller University

Raincross A

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., PhDProfessor, University of Southern California
  2. A role of endogenous progesterone in stroke neuroprotection revealed by the neural-specific deletion of its receptors and CYP11A1 - 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

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

OR01 - Oral Session I: Presentation of Selected Abstracts

Chairs: Alexander Gow, PhD, Wayne State University & Alban P. Gaultier, PhD, University of Virginia

  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

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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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Student / Post Doc Mingle

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Ticket Required - Limited to Students / Post Docs only

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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  Sanofi Award  

Raincross Ballroom 

 

A Tribute to Jean de Vellis and Marion Smith

 

8:30 am - 9:30 am

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

Chair: Babette Fuss

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Vittorio Gallo, PhD - Children's National Health System

Raincross Ballroom 

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Sponsored by

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High School Science Day

Room 1/2/3

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits      

Upper Concourse

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

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Women in Neurochemistry Lunch   

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

Ticket Required ($25 Faculty / $15 Student)

Room 7/8/9

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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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. Protection from Ischemic Injury by Delaying Wallerian Axon Degeneration - 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, PhDAssist. Professor, Oregon Health & Science University

Raincross A

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. Scaffold Neural Development with Dystroglycan - 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, PhDAssist. 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

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

Upper Concourse 

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

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

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

C05: Modulation of Neurodegeneration by Sex

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

  1. The effect of sex on APOE-modulated AD pathology in EFAD mice - Mary Jo LaDu, PhDProfessor, 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 - Mafalda Cacciottolo, PhD; University of Southern California

Raincross C

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

yin  and  yang ASN Business Meeting

Raincross A

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

Bernard Haber Award

Raincross Ballroom  

8:30 am - 9:30 am

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

Chair: Steve Levison

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Alex Kolodkin, PhD - Johns Hopkins University

Raincross Ballroom  

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits    

Upper Concourse 

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

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YIAC/YSSC - Young Investigator Workshop II
Finding the Right Fit: Industry

Room 7/8

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

ASN NEURO Oversight 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 the extracellular space in living brain tissue - Valentin Nägerl, PhDProfessor, Université de Bordeaux, France
  2. Spreading depolarization is the main mechanism of the cortical cytotoxic edema during stroke - Sergei Kirov, PhDMedical College of Georgia
  3. Rapid astrocyte morphology changes support epileptic activity - Christian Henneberger, PhDAssist. Professor, University of Bonn Medical School, Germany
  4. Contribution of astroglial IP3Rs to Ca2+ signalling and hippocampal plasticity - Stephane Oliet, PhDProfessor, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France

Raincross A

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. Identification of cortical layer specific astroglia that regulate local neuronal dendritic spine density - Jeffrey Rothstein, MD, PhD; Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  2. Neurotoxic reactive astrocytes in neurodegenerative disease - Shane Liddelow, PhDAssistant Professor, Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone
  3. Astrocytic contributions in synaptic and behavioral abnormalities of Fragile X Syndrome - Yi Zuo, PhDProfessor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  4. Astrocyte scars do not prevent CNS axon regeneration - Michael Sofroniew, MD, PhDProfessor, University of California, Los Angeles

Raincross B

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

Upper Concourse

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Chair: Christopher Holler, PhD., Emory University
Co-Chair: Valerie Joers, PhD., Emory University

  1. Progranulin is proteolytically cleaved into stable, lysosomal granulins that are haploinsufficient in FTD with GRN mutations - Christopher Holler, PhD; Assist. Professor, Emory University
  2. Contributions of axonal lysosome biogenesis and transport defects to Alzheimer’s disease risk - Shawn Ferguson, PhDAssist. Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
  3. Parkin- and PINK1-mediated mitophagy dampens inflammation - Danielle Sliter, PhD; NIH/NINDS
  4. Modulation of peripheral and central inflammation via CB2 receptors to protect against synuclein-induced degeneration - Valerie Joers, PhDProfessor, Emory University

Raincross A

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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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 and Pro-Survival Responses During Acute Neuronal Injury and Stroke - 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. Lissencephaly-causing TUBA1A mutation perturbs neurodevelopment by disrupting dynein activity - Emily Bates, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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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. Microglial Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor 2, a protective signal in neuroimmune disease - Roberta Brambilla, PhD; Assist. Professor, University of Miami Miller SOM
  3. TGF-β1 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

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster Session II - Authors Present                                  
Wine & Cheese Served

Exhibit Hall C/D

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 Biolegend Award

Raincross Ballroom  

8:30 am - 9:30 am

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

Chair: Monica Carson

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Staci Bilbo, PhD - Harvard University

Raincross Ballroom  

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Break: Remove Posters

Upper Concourse

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Plenary Lecture PL04: CNS Viruses: Mechanisms of Tropism and Pathogenesis

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

  1. Single cell map of the developing human cerebral cortex predicts cellular patterns of Zika virus infection - 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, PhDProfessor, 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, PhDProfessor, Washington University School of Medicine

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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. Nature and nurture of microglia identity and function - Christopher Glass, PhD; Professor, University of California, San Diego
  2. Epigenetic control of brain region-specific microglia clearance activity by PRC2 - Anne Schaefer, MD, PhD; Associate Professor, ICahn School of Medicine
  3. Astrocyte-microglial communication in developmental synapse formation - Anna Molofsky, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco
  4. Microglia shaped by tumor microenvironment support tumor progression - Hui Zong, PhDAssociate Professor, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Raincross B

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Coffee Break

Upper Concourse

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, PhDProfessor, University of Kentucky
  2. Essential roles for the signaling lipid PI(3,5)P2 in nervous system development and adult maintenance - Roman Giger, PhD; Professor, University of Michigan School of Medicine
  3. Wnt Signaling in Schwann Cells Contributes to Peripheral Nerve Development and Repair - Brian Popko, PhDProfessor, University of Chicago
  4. Deoxysphingolipids in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy - Stefanka Spassieva, PhDAsst. Professor, University of Kentucky

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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. Toxoplasma Manipulation of Neuronal GABAergic Signaling - Ira Blader, PhDProfessor, University of Buffalo
  2. Astrocytic dysregulation of extracellular glutamate during chronic CNS infection and the potential immunological consequences - Emma Wilson, PhDAssoc. 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. Impact of Toxoplasma gondii infection on Huntington's Disease - Jason Gigley, PhDAssist. Professor, University of Wyoming

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OR02: Oral Session II - Presentation of Selected Abstracts

Chairs: Johnny D. Figueroa, PhD, Loma Linda University & Anthony P. Barnes, PhD, Oregon Health Sciences University

  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

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