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Spring Brain Conference 2024 Scientific Program:


The scientific program for Spring Brain Conference 2024 will include the following Keynote Speakers and Plenary Sessions:


Keynote speakers:


Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D.

Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease

Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, USA


Stefano Pluchino, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

University of Cambridge, UK


Malú Gámez Tansey, Ph.D.

Departments of Neuroscience and Neurology

College of Medicine

University of Florida, USA



Plenary Sessions and Session Organizers:



  • Neuroimmune Mechanisms in Health and Disease

Susanna Rosi, Ph.D.

       Altos Labs, Bay Area Institute of Science



Dimitrios Davalos, Ph.D.

Department of Neurosciences

Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic

  • Neurovascular Regulation of Brain Function

Andy Shih, Ph.D.

Departments of Pediatrics and Bioengineering

University of Washington 


Anusha Mishra, Ph.D.

        Department of Neurology,

       Oregon Health & Science University


  • Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration

John Lukens, Ph.D.

Department of Neuroscience,

University of Virginia


Jasmin Herz, Ph.D.

Department of Pathology & Immunology

Washington University in St. Louis

  • Stem Cell Reprogramming Technologies

Nadja Zeltner, Ph.D.

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

University of Georgia


Valentina Fossati, Ph.D.

Research Institute

       The New York Stem Cell Foundation

  • Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury


Selva Baltan, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Oregon Health & Science University


Raghu Vemuganti, Ph.D.

Department of Neurological Surgery

University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • Interactions of microbes with the CNS

Conni Bergmann, Ph.D.

Department of Neurosciences

Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic


  • The impact of systemic stressors on CNS function

        Niccolò Terrando, Ph.D.

Department of Anesthesiology

Duke University, School of Medicine


Ting Yang, M.D.

Department of Medicine

Duke University, School of Medicine

  • Translational Neuroimmunology

Sam Pleasure, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Neurology

University of California, San Francisco

  • Glial Dysfunction and Repair Mechanisms in CNS Diseases


  • Hot Topic presentations (selected from submitted abstracts)



  • Trainee presentations (selected from submitted abstracts)




Each plenary session will host 3 oral presentations (20 min presentation and 5 min discussion each)

Additional sessions and speaker details will be added to the program soon

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