Monday, March 6, 2023

8:30 am           Registration (First Floor Lobby)

9:00 am           Continental Breakfast (Ballroom A-C, Second Floor)

9:45 am           Opening Remarks: David Fitzpatrick (Grand Ballroom, Second Floor)

Session One:

10:00 am         Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley

“The how and why of sleep”

10:30 am         Liqun Luo, Stanford University

“Neurobiology of drives and their competition”

11:00 am          Chen Ran, Harvard Medical School

“The coding of visceral senses in the brainstem”

11:15 am          Break

11:45 am          Bernardo Sabatini, Harvard University

“Pathways for action selection and evaluation”

12:15 pm          Salil Bidaye, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

“Neural circuits for locomotor control”

12:45 pm          Xinping Li, Princeton University

“Coordinating behavioral sequencing and sidedness”

1:00 pm           Lunch (Ballroom A-C, Second Floor)

1:30 pm           Exhibit Hall Opens (Exhibit Hall A, First Floor)

2:00 pm Technology Spotlight – ZEISS

“Getting more from GRIN imaging: multicolor identity markers enhance miniscope data”

2:30 PM Technology Spotlight – Thermo Fisher Scientific

“Improving volume electron microscopy with spin milling

Session Two:

3:00 pm           Sergiu Pasca, Stanford University

“From stem cells to organoids to assembloids and towards building human circuits in living   systems”

3:30 pm           Christian Mayer, Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence

“Single-cell delineation of clonal lineage and genetic identity in the developing mouse brain”

4:00 pm           Lindsay Schwarz, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“A novel intersectional AAV strategy for interrogating neural circuit function”

4:15 pm            Break

4:45 pm           Lin Tian, University of California, Davis

“Genetically encoded indicators for neurochemical imaging in vivo”

5:15 pm            Kirill Martemyanov, The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology 

“How to wire rod and cone photoreceptors to enable vision”

5:45 pm           Robert Machold, NYU Medical Center

“Intersectional genetic approaches to studying cortical GABAergic interneuron subtypes”

6:00 pm           Poster Session 1 (Exhibit Hall A, First Floor)

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

8:30 am           Registration (First Floor Lobby)

8:30 am           Continental Breakfast (Ballroom A-C, Second Floor)

Session Three:

9:00 am           Matteo Carandini, University College London

“Synaptic and dendritic architecture of visual selectivity in mouse visual cortex “

9:30 am           Elly Nedivi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

“Mapping thalamic innervation to individual L2/3 pyramidal neurons and modeling their ‘read out’ of visual input“

10:00 am         Carmen Varela, Florida Atlantic University

“Probing the role of thalamocortical circuits and sleep oscillations in learning”

10:30 am         Won Chan Oh, University of Colorado School of Medicine

“Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neural circuit formation”

10:45 am          Break

11:15 am          Sonja Hofer, University College London

“The role of thalamocortical interactions in predictive processing of sensory information”

11:45 am         Hidehiko Inagaki, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

“Neocortical mechanisms of motor learning”

12:15 pm

Thomas Luo, Princeton University

“Distinct mechanisms for evidence accumulation and choice memory explain diverse neuronal dynamics”

12:30 pm           Lunch, (Ballroom A-C, Second Floor)

1:30 pm           Exhibit Hall Opens (Exhibit Hall A, First Floor)

2:00 PM Technology Spotlight – Thorlabs

“Thorlabs prelude: a paradigm shift in 2P functional imaging”

2:30 pm Technology Spotlight – Bruker

“Ultrafast Z focusing and variable optical mixing with Bruker’s NeuraLeap”

Session Four:

3:30 pm           Vanessa Ruta, The Rockefeller University

“Circuit mechanisms for adaptive behaviors”

4:00 pm           Ugur Dag, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Dissecting the functional organization of the C. elegans serotonergic system at whole-brain scale”

4:15 pm           Break

4:45 pm           Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award Plenary: Michael Yartsev, University of California, Berkeley

“Studying the neural basis of natural spatial, social and acoustic behaviors in freely behaving and flying bats”

About the Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award 

 The Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award recognizes a young neuroscientist who has made significant contributions to the scientific community through collaboration, creativity, and curiosity-driven research. In addition to recognizing outstanding achievements, it also serves to support research, inspire young scientists, promote collaboration, and acknowledge the outstanding legacy that Dr. Peter Gruss built throughout his honorable career at the Max Planck Society. This award is sponsored by Ms. Raquel Rodriguez, a lawyer, and the Chair of the Florida Offices of the law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Ms. Rodriguez is a long-time supporter of MPFI’s work and the life science industry and supports the award in honor of Dr. Peter Gruss’s legacy. 

6:00 pm           Poster Session 2 (Exhibit Hall A, First Floor)

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

8:30 am           Registration / Continental Breakfast

Session Five:

9:00 am           David Anderson, California Institute of Technology 

“Dynamic neural coding of social behavior in the hypothalamus”

9:30 am            Rob Malenka, Stanford University

“Serotonin and sociability”

10:00 am         Mengyu Liu, California Institute of Technology

“Love and war: control of female social behaviors by hypothalamus estrogen-receptor neurons”

10:15 am          Break

10:45 am          Steven Siegelbaum, Columbia University

“The neural geometry of social memory”

11:15 am          Sarah Stern, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

“Insular cortex circuits mediating flexible feeding behaviors”

11:45 am          Neta Gazit Shimoni, University of California, Berkeley

“Neurotensin mediated regulation of hedonic feeding behavior and obesity in mesolimbic        circuits”

12:00 pm         Lunch, (Ballroom A-C, Second Floor)

Session Six:

1:00 pm           Ron Davis, The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology 


1:30 pm           Kristen Harris, University of Texas at Austin

“Synaptic mechanisms of LTP underlying spaced learning”

2:00 pm           Denise Cai, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

“The brain in motion: how ensemble fluidity supports memory updating”

2:30 pm          Panagiotis Eleftheriadis, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München 

“Peptidergic modulation of spinal motor output”

2:45 pm           Closing Remarks: Ryohei Yasuda, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience