The Sixth Annual Virtual BHI Symposium will be held on Thursday Nov 19 and Friday Nov 20, 2020.
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.

Thursday Nov 19, 2020 Zoom Link

Thursday Nov 19, 2020 Zoom Meeting ID: 951 8842 8981; Passcode: bhi2020
For printable program (PDF), click here

Date & TimeSpeakerTitle of Talk
(Click for Abstracts)
Thurs, Nov 19 (11.30 AM – 12.45 PM)Gary Aston-Jones, PhD
Director BHI
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, RWJMS, RBHS
Charlotte and Murray Strongwater Chair in Neuroscience & Brain Health
Welcome, BHI Overview & Town Hall To Discuss BHI Five Year Review
Thurs, Nov 19 (1.00 PM – 1.20 PM)Wayne Fisher, PhD
Director RUCARES
Professor of Pediatrics, RWJMS, RBHS
Henry Rutgers Endowed Chair
BHI Core Faculty
Integrating Research And Practice In The Assessment And Treatment Of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Thurs, Nov 19 (1.25 PM – 1.45 PM)Cathleen Piazza, PhD
Director Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at CSH
Professor of Psychology,
GSAPP, Rutgers-New Brunswick
BHI Core Faculty
Integrating Research And Practice: An Intervention For Change-Resistant Behavior In Children With Autism As An Exemplar
Thurs, Nov 19 (1.50 PM – 2.10 PM)Miriam Rosenberg-Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology,
SASN, Rutgers-Newark
The Neural Basis Of Cognitive Strengths In Autism
Thurs, Nov 19 (2.15 PM – 2.30 PM)Zoom BreakZoom Break
Thurs, Nov 19 (2.30 PM – 2.50 PM)Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, MD
Professor of Neuroscience & Cell Biology,
Defects In mTOR Signaling Mediate Common Neurite And Cell Migration Defects In Both Idiopathic And 16p11.2 Autism Neural Precursor Cells
Thurs, Nov 19 (2.55 PM – 3.15 PM)Steven Levison, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience, NJMS, RBHS,
Director, Laboratory For Regenerative Neurobiology
Modeling The Effects Of Prenatal Infections On Neural Development And Behavior
Thurs, Nov 19 (3.20 PM – 3.40 PM)Mladen Roko Rašin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroscience & Cell Biology, RWJMS, RBHS
Making Sense Of mRNA Landscapes: Translation Control In Neurodevelopment
Thurs, Nov 19 (3.45 PM – 4.05 PM)Benjamin Samuels, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology,
SAS, Rutgers-New Brunswick
Neural Circuits Mediating The Behavioral Effects Of Chronic Stress And Antidepressants In Male And Female Mice
Thurs, Nov 19 (4.10 PM – 4.30 PM)Ozlem Gunal, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,
Cyfip1 Mediates Addiction Relevant Phenotypes In Mice
Thurs, Nov 19 (4.35 PM – 4.55 PM)Todd Mowery, PhD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, RWJMS, RBHS
BHI Core Faculty
Neural Mechanisms That Support Learning In Circuits With Significant Cellular Deficits