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Spring Brain Conference 2020 Scientific Program:

 

The scientific program for Spring Brain Conference 2020 will include the following Keynote Speakers and Plenary Sessions:

 

Keynote speakers:

 

Evan Deneris, Ph.D.

Case Western Reserve University

Department of Neuroscience

Title: Regulation of serotonin system function across the lifespan

 

Li Gan, Ph.D.

Weill Cornell Medicine

Brain and Mind Research Institute

Title: Microglia: Co-conspirators in Neurodegenerative Diseases

 

Bruce Trapp, Ph.D.

Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Department of Neurosciences

Title: Pathogenesis of Neurologic Disability in Multiple Sclerosis

 

 

Plenary Sessions and Session Organizers:

 

  • Glioblastoma

 

James Connor, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania State University

Department of Neurosurgery

 

  • Neuroimmune Mechanisms in Health and Disease

Dimitrios Davalos, Ph.D.

Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Department of Neurosciences

  • Leveraging Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell technology to study CNS disorders

 

Valentina Fossatti, Ph.D.

The New York Stem Cell Foundation 

Research Institute

  • Epilepsy and Deep Brain Stimulation

 

John T. Gale, Ph.D.

DIXI

 

  • Parkinsonian Disorders

 

Maureen McEnery, Ph.D.

Case Western Reserve University

Department of Neurology

  • New Targets for Therapeutic Intervention after Spinal Cord Injury

 

Karen Moxon, Ph.D.

University of California, Davis

Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

  • Toxins Targeting Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors

Baldomero (Toto) Olivera, Ph.D.

University of Utah

Department of Biology

  •  Migraine and Post Traumatic Headache

Frank Porreca, Ph.D.

University of Arizona

Departments of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology

 

Each plenary session will host 3 oral presentations

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