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2022 Neuroscience Academic Excellence Award

2022 NeuroCommunity Spirit Award

Best 3-min Talk Award

Best Poster Award (TIE)

Neuroscience Program Retreat

The Neuroscience Program Retreat was held in-person at the Mohegan Manor, located at 58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville, NY 13027.

8:30 - 9:00am
Check-in / Arrival
9:00 - 9:20 Yingxi Lin, PhD, Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program Welcome Address & State of the Neuroscience Program update
9:20 - 9:40 Aya Kobeissi, Neuroscience Program PhD Candidate, Yao Lab Circuit mechanisms of disinhibition and lost compassion in a mouse model of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia
9:40 - 10:00 Alumni Speaker: Dawn Lammert, MD PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine But are you relatable? My journey to physician scientist
10:00 – 10:20 Cassandra Barnes, PhD, Research Scientist, Calvert Lab Functional compartmentalization of photoreceptors: intersection of cell and protein biophysics
10:20 - 10:40
10:40 – 11:00 Sam LaMagna, Neuroscience Program PhD Candidate, Solessio Lab Photoreceptor Coupling & Counting Photons in Time: An Operant Behavioral Investigation of the Temporal Properties of Murine Night Vision
11:00 – 11:20 Ryan Mokhtari, Neuroscience Program PhD Candidate, Howell Lab Exploring genetic interactions in autism: a role for RELN
11:20 – 12:00 Lightning Round 3-minute elevator talks
12:00 - 1:00pm
1:00 – 1:20 Alex Xue, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Y. Lin Lab Uncovering the brain-wide sequence and molecular basis of activity-dependent synaptic development
1:20 – 1:50 Hui-Hao Lin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience & Physiology A nutrient-specific gut hormone arbitrates between courtship and feeding
1:50 – 2:00
Mini-Break or Questions
2:00 – 3:00 Keynote Speaker: Michael Gandal, MD PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Understanding psychiatric genetic risk mechanisms through the lens of the developing human brain
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*
4:30 – 5:00 Fun Activity Join us for a walk at nearby Beaver Lake Nature Center, or go to dinner with friends at the Angry Garlic, or just stay for a drink at the Mohegan Manor bar