Meetings & Seminars

BHI Symposium

The First Annual Rutgers Brain Health Institute Symposium

October 26th, 2015

Duncan Family Sky room at St. Peter’s University, Jersey City

Driving Directions and Parking  (click here)

Symposium Program & Schedule

8.00 AM–8.30 AM            Registration and Breakfast
8.30 AM–9.00 AM            BHI Overview (Dr. Gary Aston-Jones)
9.00 AM–9.30 AM            Neurodevelopment (Dr. Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom) Abridged presentation- click here.
        Title: “Modeling Neurodevelopmental Disorders: From mouse mutants to human induced neural stem cells”
9.30 AM–10.00 AM         Neurodegeneration & Injury (Dr. Terri Wood)
        Title: "mTOR signaling in oligodendrocyte differentiation during developmental myelination and remyelination"
10.00 AM-10.30 AM       Motivational & Affective Neuroscience (Dr. Mark West) Abridged presentation- click here.
        Title: “Relapse to cocaine: a behavioral trap”
10.30 AM–10.45 AM      Refreshment Break
10.45 AM–11.15 AM      Cognitive & Sensory Neuroscience (Dr. Bart Krekelberg)
        Title: “Transcranial Current Stimulation: Myths and Mechanisms”
11.15 AM–12.15 PM      Keynote (Dr. Pat Levitt, University of Southern California).
        Title:View Through a Neurobiological Lens: Addressing Autism Heterogeneity
12.15 PM–1.30 PM        Buffet Lunch
1.30 PM–2.00 PM       Student/Faculty Q&A Forum

2.00 PM–2.30 PM      Engineering Technologies for Brain Health (Dr. Prbahas Moghe)                             "Engineering approaches to traumatic brain injury prevention and treatment" (Dr. David Shreiber)
"Multiscale considerations for neural drug delivery" (Dr. Jay Sy)                                                                                              "Microfabricated devices for addressing issues in brain health: from neural probes to neurocircuitry models"(Dr. Jeff Zahn)

2.30 PM–4.00 PM          Post-doc/Student Poster Session
4.00 PM–5.00 PM          Wine & Cheese Reception & Best Poster Awards

Post-doc/Student Poster Presentation: Cash awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place best poster winners.

Poster printing available on campus at: (Maximum recommended size of  poster- 53 inches X 36 inches) (For Rutgers) (For RBHS)