8.00 – 8.30 AMRegistration, Breakfast and Welcome
8.30 – 8.45 AMGary Aston-Jones, PhD
Director, Brain Health Institute
Murray and Charlotte Strongwater Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and Brain Health
Chancellor Brian Strom, MD, MPH
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
8.45 - 9.00 AMAndrew Thomas, PhD
Senior Associate Dean, GSBS, Thomas P. Infusino Endowed Chair, Professor and Chair
of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, RBHS-NJMS.

Dean Robert Johnson, MD, FAAP
Sharon and Joseph L. Muscarelle Endowed Dean, Professor of Pediatrics, RBHS-NJMS
9.00 –9.15 AMHon. Herbert C. Klein, Esq.
Rutgers alum, emeritus member of the Rutgers Foundation Board of Overseers,
Represented NJ in US Congress, served in NJ General Assembly
9.20 – 10.00 AMEndowed Chair Lecture: Luciano D’Adamio, MD, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, RBHS-NJMS.  
Herbert & Jacqueline Krieger Klein Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurodegeneration Research
“Studying AD and Dementia Pathogenesis in Knock-in Animals”
10.05 – 10.35 AMQian Cai, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers-New Brunswick
“Axonal Transport and Autophagy-Lysosomal Regulation in Alzheimer’s Disease”
10.35 – 10.50 AMRefreshment Break
10.50 – 11.20 AMSteven Levison, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,  Director, Laboratory For Regenerative Neurobiology, RBHS-NJMS
“How Insights from Alzheimer’s Disease Research Inform the Mechanisms of Tertiary Neurodegeneration After a Perinatal Brain Injury”
11.25 – 11.55 AMWilma Friedman, PhD
Professor of Cellular Neurobiology, Rutgers-Newark
“The p75 Neurotrophin Receptor Promotes Neurodegeneration After Brain Injury”
12.00 – 1.00 PMKeynote: Jie Shen, PhD
Professor, Director, Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
“Lessons from Genetic Studies of Alzheimer’s Disease”
1.15 – 2.30 PMLunch
2.35 – 3.05 PMLaszlo Zaborszky, MD, PhD, DSc
Distinguished Professor, CMBN, Rutgers-Newark
The Cholinergic Basal Forebrain in MCI and Alzheimer’s Disease”
3.10 – 3.40 PMMaral Mouradian, MD
William Dow Lovett Professor of Neurology and Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative and Neuroimmunologic Diseases, RBHS-RWJMS
Novel Disease Modifying Therapeutic Strategies in Parkinson’s Disease”
3.45 – 4.15 PMCheryl Dreyfus, PhD
Professor and Chair Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RBHS-RWJMS
Enhancing Recovery from a Demyelinating Lesion through the Actions of BDNF:  The role of Astrocytes and Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Agonists”
4.20 – 4.50 PMTeresa Wood, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, Rena Warshow
Endowed Chair in Multiple Sclerosis

White Matter Vulnerability: Intracellular Signaling Pathways in Oligodendroglia that Regulate Demyelination and Repair