Neuroscience 2019: Presentations by SFARI Investigators

Front view of Genevieve Konopka giving a presentation at a research meeting
Genevieve Konopka is an associate professor of neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
A number of presentations will be given by current and past SFARI Investigators at Neuroscience 2019 in Chicago, IL (October 19–23).

A selection of these talks is highlighted below:

Kevin Bender, Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco)
Minisymposium presentation:
Dysfunction in SCN2A in autism spectrum disorder

Daniel Feldman, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley)
Nanosymposium presentation:
E-I ratio and circuit homeostasis in mouse models of autism

Loren Frank, Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco)
Minisymposium presentation:
New tools for understanding distributed patterns of brain activity

Andreas Frick, Ph.D. (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale-ADR-Bordeaux)
Nanosymposium presentation:
Mechanisms of atypical sensory information processing within the somatosensory cortex of an autism mouse model

Michael Gandal, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Minisymposium presentation:
Pervasive neuronal isoform-level dysregulation in autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Alessandro Gozzi, Ph.D. (Italian Institute of Technology)
Nanosymposium presentation:
Network structure of the mouse brain connectome with voxel resolution

Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Minisymposium presentation:
Epigenetic regulation in development and disease

Peter Kind, Ph.D. (The University of Edinburgh)
Nanosymposium presentation:
Disrupted experience-dependent changes in CA1 place cell information and hippocampal network coordination in a novel rat model of FXS

Side view of Peter Kind discussing findings from his research at a conference
Peter Kind is director of the Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain and co-director of the Patrick Wild Center at The University of Edinburgh.

Genevieve Konopka, Ph.D. (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
Minisymposium presentation:
Cell-type transcriptional programs regulating striatal projection neuron development

Rui Peixoto, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
Minisymposium presentation:
Developmental rules of corticostriatal synapse maturation and plasticity

Aakanksha Singhvi, Ph.D. (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
Nanosymposium presentation:
Glia-neuron interactions in C. elegans

Vanessa Troiani, Ph.D. (Geisinger Health System)
Nanosymposium presentation:
Utilizing electronic health records to study brain disorders

Flora Vaccarino, M.D. (Yale University)
Symposium presentation:
Somatic mutations in early human development

Christopher Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. (Boston Children’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School)
Symposium presentation:
Somatic mutation and genomic diversity in the human cerebral cortex

Donna Werling, Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco)
Nanosymposium presentation:
BrainVar data set: Whole-genome and RNA sequencing reveal variation and transcriptomic coordination in the developing human prefrontal cortex

A list of additional talks by SFARI collaborators and SFARI staff can be found here.

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