The Sixth Annual Virtual BHI Symposium continues on Friday, Nov 20 with additional Faculty speakers, Keynote Lecture and Student & Post-doc Presentations.
The virtual symposium will be hosted via Zoom. Separate Zoom links will be used for Thursday and Friday. Please mute your microphones during the talks and unmute only if you have questions to ask during the 5 minute Q&A period after each talk. If your internet connectivity & bandwidth is good we encourage everyone to turn on the camera on your devices.

Friday Nov 20, 2020 Zoom Link:

Friday Nov 20, 2020 Zoom Meeting ID: 928 2218 0849; Passcode: bhi2020
For printable program (PDF), click here.

Date & TimeSpeakerTitle of Talk
(Click for Abstracts)
Fri, Nov 20 (9.00 AM – 9.20 AM)David H. Zald, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, RWJMS, RBHS,
Director CAHBIR, Henry Rutgers Term Chair,
BHI Core Faculty
Neuroimaging Networks for Translational Neuroscience
Fri, Nov 20 (9.25 AM – 9.45 AM)Mauricio Delgado, PhD
Professor and Chair of Psychology
SASN, Rutgers-Newark
Reward Processing in the Human Brain
Fri, Nov 20 (9.50 AM – 10.10 AM)Laleh Najafizadeh, PhD
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
SOE, Rutgers-New Brunswick
Data-Driven Methods for Understanding the Dynamics of Brain Function 
Fri, Nov 20 (10.15 AM – 10.35 AM)Rafiq Huda, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Neuroscience, SAS, Rutgers-New Brunswick
Coupling Of Prefrontal Cortical Activity To Arousal Predicts Alcohol Consumption
Fri, Nov 20 (10.40 AM – 11.00 AM)Zoom BreakZoom Break
Fri, Nov 20 (11.05 AM – 11.25 AM)Vanessa Routh, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,
Hypothalamic Glucose Sensing Neurons: Multiple Functions, One Goal
Fri, Nov 20 (11.30 AM – 11.50 AM)Ying-Xian Pan, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology,
BHI Core Faculty
Biased Signaling At Multiple Mu Opioid Receptors Generated By Alternative Splicing Of OPRM1 Gene

Fri, Nov 20 (12 Noon – 1.00 PM)

Keynote Speaker

Stan B. Floresco, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Director of Neural Circuits and Cognition Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Prefrontal-Subcortical Circuits Underlying Risk/Reward Decision Making
Fri, Nov 20 (2.00 PM – 2.20 PM)Radek Dobrowolski, PhD
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences,
SASN, Rutgers-Newark
 Impaired Nuclear Calcium Signaling Attenuates CREB-Mediated Neuronal Clearance in Alzheimer’s Disease
Fri, Nov 20 (2.25 PM – 2.45 PM)Hyung Jin Ahn, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,
BHI Core Faculty
Fibrinogen As A Key Player For Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy-Associated Vascular Pathology
Fri, Nov 20 (2.50 PM – 3.10 PM)Max Tischfield, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS, Rutgers-New Brunswick and CHINJ
Brain Drain: Development Of Meningeal Lymphatic Networks And The Glymphatic System In Craniofacial Disorders
Fri, Nov 20 (3.15 PM – 3.35 PM)Stella Elkabes, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery,
Modulation Of Immune And Non-Immune Functions Of Astrocytes Following Spinal Cord Injury: Role Of Toll-Like Receptor 9