20th Annual Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Student

22nd Annual
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Retreat
December 16, 2011
Claudia Cohen Hall
Register at: http://www.med.upenn.edu/ngg
9:00 a.m. Registration, (Schneiderman Lobby, Cohen Hall)
Continental Breakfast, (Terrace Room)
9:25 a.m. Welcome and Introduction Julie Blendy, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology (Terrace Room)
Morning Session I (Terrace Room)
9:30 a.m.
Matt Young, Predoctoral fellow, Thomas lab
Catecholaminergic control of phospholipase C in the amygdala regulates long-term fear memory
9:50 a.m.
David Kahn, Predoctoral fellow, Schultz/Aguirre labs
The hyperspecificity hypothesis of autism spectrum disorders
10:10 a.m.
Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Genetics, UPenn
Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorder with Genetically Modified Mice
10:55 a.m. Break (Terrace Room)
Morning Session II Introduction: Harvey Grill, PhD, Professor of Psychology (Terrace Room)
11:10 a.m. Casey Halpern, Postdoc fellow, Bale lab
Binge eating behavior is suppressed by DBS in the NAc in mice
11:40 a.m. Matt Hayes, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, UPenn
CNS glucagon-like peptide-1 control of energy balance
12:25 p.m. Lunch (Food Court)
Afternoon Session I Introduction: Steve Siegel, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Terrace Room)
1:30 p.m.
Lindsay Morgan, Predoctoral fellow, Epstein lab
Neural coding of location and facing direction on a familiar college campus
1:50 p.m.
Kevin Snyder, Predoctoral fellow, Valentino lab
Stress, monoamines, and cognitive flexibility
2:10 p.m.
Long Ding, Postdoc fellow, Gold lab
The Basal Ganglia and Perceptual Decision Making
2:40 p.m.
Gerald Griffin, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Institute
Dissecting the neural-viral interface:HSV-1 action on the adult nervous system
3:25 p.m. Break (Terrace Room)
Afternoon Session II: Keynote Address (College Hall Rm 200)
3:45 p.m. – Introduction by Russell Epstein, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, UPenn
Eliot Stellar Lecturer in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr. Marvin Chun, Professor of Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Neurobiology
John B. Madden Master of Berkeley College, Yale University
Memory: Enduring Traces of Perceptual and Reflective Attention
5:00 p.m. Reception, Food and Beverages (Terrace Room)