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SDB Annual Meeting Satellite Symposium

Neuro(R)evolution: New Approaches for Studying Neurodevelopment
July 13th, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis
Nicollet A Room


9:00-9:10 Opening Remarks

Morning Session 1: Nervous System EvoDevo: A Blueprint for the Ages

9:10-9:40 - Michael Layden, Assistant Professor, Lehigh University
"Origins of neural patterning: Insights from Nematostella vectensis"

9:40-10:10 - Veronica Hinman, Associate Professor Carnegie Mellon University
"The GRN of development and regeneration of the starfish anterior nervous system"

10:10-10:25 - Selected Abstract Talk: Justin Brodie-Kommit
"Understanding the role of Math5 (Atoh7) in retinal ganglion cell specification"

10:25-10:45 Break

Morning Session 2: Gliogenic Profenitors: An Emerging Identity

11:00 - Selected Abstract Talk: Jose Otero
"A developmentally linked neural-glial unit regulates chemosensory control of breathing"

11:00-11:30 - Bruce Appel, Professor, University of Colorado
"A progenitor recruitment model for glial cell fate specification"

11:30 - 12:00 - Anna Molofsky, Assistant Professor, UC San Francisco
"Astrocyte-microglial communication during deveopmental synapse formation"

12:00-1:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session 1: Neural Progenitor Cells: To Differentiate or Self-Renew?

1:30-2:00 - Robert Burke, Professor, University of Victoria
"Embryonic Neurogenesis in the Sea Urchin"

2:00-2:30 - Cheng-Yu Lee, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
"Regulation of the exit from stemness by a multilayered control mechanism"

2:30-3:00 - Oliver Hobert, Professor, HHMI, Columbia University
"Organizational principles of nervous system development in C. elegans"

3:00-3:20 Break

Afternoon Session 2: When Neurodevelopment Goes Wrong: Emerging Models of Development Disorders

3:20-3:35 - Selected Abstract Talk: Ankita Thawani
"Zika virus exhibits differential tropism within the developing chicken brain"

3:35-3:50 - Selected Abstract Talk: Patricia Gordon
"The role of the splicing factor SFPQ in motor neuron development and disease"

3:50-4:20 - Guo-li Ming, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
"Understanding human brain development and disorders using hiPSC-based 2D and 3D models"

4:20-4:30 Closing Remarks