The 2018 BHI Symposium will be held at Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ on Friday, Nov 30, 2018.

The day long-symposium will feature Dr. Richard Youle from NIH as the Keynote speaker. Rutgers faculty awarded the 2017 BHI-RUN-NJIT Pilot Grant Awards will present their work. A poster session will be held at the end of the day.

(On site cash only registration will be available on Nov 30th at the venue. Faculty: $60; Student/Post-doc/Staff: $25).

Download Symposium Book from here (includes agenda, speaker and poster abstracts etc.).

For Poster Presentation: Poster boards with numbering will be provided. Your poster number will be assigned and included in the symposium booklet. The size of the poster board is 60 inches long and 40 inches wide. Your posters should be within these dimensions.

Directions to Nokia Bell Labs . The venue is also accessible from the Murray Hill NJ Transit train station. The train station is 1 mile (~25 minute walk) from Nokia. Murray Hill Transit station info here.

Symposium Agenda

8.00 AM – 8.30 AM

Registration, Breakfast and Welcome

8.30 AM – 9.00 AM

Dr. Gary Aston-Jones: BHI Overview & Updates

9.00 AM - 9.10 AM

Dr. Ronald Hart

Interaction of Opioids and HIV in Developing Human Brain

9.15 AM –9.25 AM

Dr. Candice Chavez

Striatal Activity During Auditory Learning and Habit Formation

9.30 AM – 9.40 AM

Dr. Morgan James

The Hypothalamic Orexin System as a Novel Target for Binge-Eating Pathology

9.45 AM – 9.55 AM

Dr. Victoria Abraira

Wired for Touch: neurons and circuits of the somatosensory system

10.00 AM – 10.10 AM

Dr. Olga Boukrina

Brain Markers Predicting Reading Recovery After Stroke

10.15 AM – 10.25 AM

Dr. Xiaoyang Xu

Dopant-Free Hydrogels with Intrinsic Photoluminescent, Injectable and Biodegradable Properties

10.30 AM – 10.45 AM

Refreshment Break

10.45 AM – 10.55 AM

Nanxia Zhao

Antioxidant Nanoparticles for Inhibition of α-Synuclein Fibrillization and Intracellular Aggregation in Microglia

11.00 AM – 11.10 AM

Henri Antikainen

Autophagy Induction Drives Neuroprotection After Traumatic Brain Injury by Inhibiting the Pro-Apoptotic TFEB/ATF4-Mediated Integrated Stress Response

11.15 AM – 12.15 PM

Keynote: Dr. Richard Youle, PhD, Senior Investigator, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH.

How PINK1- and Parkin-Mediated Mitophagy Prevents Neurodegeneration

12.30 PM – 2.00 PM

Buffet Lunch

2.00 PM – 2.20 PM

Mini Talks- Nokia Bell Labs Investigators-

Dr. Marcus Weldon, PhD (President of Bell Labs & CTO of Nokia)

The Future of Human (sensory) Augmentation : A Bell Labs Perspective

2.25 PM – 2.35 PM

Dr. Shreyas Shah, PhD (Investigator, Physiological Communications)

Future of Human Sensing: Beyond Vital Signs to Biochemistry

2.40 PM – 2.50 PM

Dr. Mingde Zheng, PhD (Investigator, Physiological Communications)

Point-of-Care Bioelectrical Sensing

3.00 PM – 4.30 PM

Post-doc and Student Poster Session

4.30 PM – 5.30 PM

Wine & Cheese Reception and Best Poster Awards