SfN Global Connectome: Presentations by SFARI Investigators

Thomas Südhof is a professor at Stanford University.
A number of presentations will be given by current and past SFARI Investigators at the SfN Global Connectome: A Virtual Event (January 11–13).

A selection of these talks is highlighted below:

Mark S. Blumberg, Ph.D. (University of Iowa)
Scientific panel presenter:
Sleep-specific characteristics supporting development, learning, memory, and cognition across ages and species

Jun R. Huh, Ph.D. (Harvard Medical School)
Plenary session moderator:
Unraveling gut-microbiota-brain interactions

Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D. (Stanford University), Nancy Kanwisher, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Thomas Südhof, M.D. (Stanford University)
Dual perspectives debate:
The best path forward to understanding brain function — Is cognitive and systems neuroscience enough, or do we also need molecular and cellular approaches?

Michelle Monje, M.D., Ph.D. (Stanford University)
Scientific panel co-chair:
Neuron-glial interactions in health and diseases

In addition, the SFARI science team will host two virtual socials during the conference:

SFARI Social
Monday, January 11 at 3:30 p.m.
John Spiro, Ph.D. (SFARI interim director) will lead an information session about SFARI funding opportunities and scientific resources for the autism research community. The SFARI science team will be available to answer questions about the work SFARI currently funds, opportunities for funding and SFARI resources.

SFARI Social: Bridge to Independence (BTI) Award
Wednesday, January 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Alice Luo Clayton, Ph.D. (SFARI senior scientist) will provide an overview of the BTI program, including updates on the 2021 request for applications. Current BTI fellows, SFARI science team members, as well as representatives from the newly launched Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain BTI Award program, will be available to answer questions.

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