Scientific Topics

Focus will be at neuron and glia actions and interactions in circuit patterning, cell fate specification, neuronal migration, axon guidance, synaptogenesis.

The symposium will start at 9 a.m. and will conclude with a reception at 6 p.m.

It will feature keynote talks, talks selected from abstracts & a poster session.

08:15 am

09:00 am

09:10 am

09:40 am

10:10 am

10:25 am

10:45 am

11:15 am

11:45 am

12:15 pm

01:45 pm

02.15 pm

02:45 pm

03:15 pm

03:30 pm

03:50 pm

04:20 pm

04:35 pm

04:50 pm

05:05 pm

05:20 pm

05:35 pm

05:45 pm

Final Program


Welcoming Remarks

Session: Glia and neuron specification & diversification

The establishment of the motion circuit in the Drosophila visual system

Claude Desplan, PhD - New York University, USA

Glial cells in the ear control development of the auditory system

Dwight Bergles, PhD, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

UNC-130/FoxD3 specifies distinct glial subtypes in C. elegans

Karolina Mizeracka, PhD - Heiman lab, Harvard University, USA

Coffee break

Session: Glia morphogenesis and neural circuit sculpting

The molecular diversity of radial glia in developing human cortex

Arnold Kriegstein, MD-PhD - University of California San Francisco, USA

Neuron-glia signaling during neuronal remodeling

Marc Freeman, PhD - Vollum Institute, USA

How do astrocyte-neuron interactions sculpt the nervous system?

Cagla Eroglu, PhD - Duke University, USA

Poster Session / Lunch

Session: Glia-mediated neuronal migration & axon guidance

Molecular mechanisms of glial-guided neuronal migration

Mary Beth Hatten, PhD - The Rockefeller University, USA

Rethinking the role of netrin1 in axon guidance: chemotaxis vs haptotaxis

Samantha Butler, PhD - University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Molecular mechanisms controlling axon guidance to the midline

Frederic Charron, PhD - IRCM, McGill University, Canada

Glial initiate neural circuit assembly through guidance of defined pioneers

Georgia Rapti, PhD - Shaham lab, The Rockefeller University, USA

Coffee break

Session: Glia in neural circuit maturation and aging

Astrocyte Regulation of Neuronal Synapses

Nicola Allen, PhD - Salk Institute For Biological Sciences, USA

Astrocytes control dopamine homeostasis during postnatal maturation of the prefrontal cortex

Francesco Petrelli, PhD - Bezzi lab, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Complex cell-state changes revealed by single cell RNA sequencing of 76,149 microglia throughout the mouse lifespan & in the injured brain

Timothy Hammond, PhD - Stevens lab, Harvard University, USA

Complement & microglia shape developing spinal sensory-motor circuitry

Aleksandra Vukojicic - Mentis lab, Columbia University, USA

ß-spectrin/TBC-10/RAB-35 in the epidermis regulate axonal attachment to protect against degeneration.

Sean Coakley, PhD - Hilliard lab, Queensland Brain Institute, Australia

Neurotoxic reactive astrocytes in neurodegenerative disease

Shane Liddelow, PhD - NYU Langone Health, USA

Closing remarks