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Neuroscience Program Retreat - Thursday, October 5, 2023

The Neuroscience Program Retreat was held in-person at the Craftsman Inn, located at 7300 E Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY 13066. 


8:30 - 9:00am
Check-in / Arrival
9:00 - 9:10 Yingxi Lin, PhD, Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program Welcome Address & State of the Neuroscience Program update
9:15 - 9:30 Jacqui Thompson, Neuroscience Program PhD Candidate, Lin Lab Novel Aspects of Dentate Gyrus Granule Cell Development Revealed through Deep Sequencing
9:35 - 9:50 Ana Strat, Neuroscience Program PhD Candidate, Ganapathy Lab

Investigating the biomechanical response of optic nerve head astrocytes using a 3D hydrogel system

9:55 – 10:15 Tushar Yelhekar, PhD, Post-Doctoral Associate, Lin Lab SST Interneurons Orchestrate Activity-Dependent Neurocircuit Development and Cognitive Function
10:20 - 10:40
10:40 – 10:55 Jaclyn Rittershaus, Neuroscience Program PhD Candidate, Hu Lab The EYS-matriglycan interaction is required for photoreceptor survival
11:00 – 11:45 Levi Todd, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Reprogramming glia for neuronal regeneration in the retina
12:00 - 1:15pm
1:15 – 2:00pm Lightning Round 3-minute elevator talks
2:00 – 3:00pm Keynote Speaker: Anne West, MD PhD, Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Duke University From chromatin regulation to synapse development in autism and intellectual disability
3:00 - 3:15
3:15 – 4:00 Poster Session Please vote for your favorite Lightning Round talk and Poster!
4:00 – 4:30 Award Ceremony *Awards given for the Best Lightning Round Talk, Best Poster, and prestigious Neuroscience Student Awards, and NEW Post-Doc Award
4:30 – ? Optional Fun Activity Join us for a walk along the Erie Canal, hang out at the bar, or go to dinner with friends at nearby restaurants