Evolving Brains: Genomes, Connectomes, and Diversity

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Evolving Brains: Genomes, Connectomes, and Diversity

May 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Fifth annual GW Institute for Neuroscience Symposium
Evolving Brains: Genomes, Connectomes, and Diversity

This year we are fortunate to have 3 keynote speakers who are true leaders in the study of brain and genome evolution.

Dr. Yoav Gilad, Professor of Human Genetics, The University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division, a leader in the field of comparative primate/human genomics.

 Dr. David Van Essen, Alumni Endowed Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University in St. Louis Division of Biology, an innovator in developing connectome analysis in the primate and human brain.

Dr. Jon Kaas, Distinguished Centennial Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, a pioneer in the comparative study of connectivity in diverse primate species.

This all day event will also feature 3 talks given by GW Institute for Neuroscience//Children’s National Health System (CNHS) faculty: Dr. Irene Zohn, Principal Investigator and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, GW/CNHS, Dr. Chiara Manzini, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Dr. Dwight Kravitz, Assistant Professor of Psychology GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences,

 There will be four short talks by GW/CNMC trainees representing the breadth of research in the GW/CNMC neuroscience community.

We look forward to welcoming our colleagues from the DC area to this yearly signature event of the GW Institute for Neuroscience. The day includes the keynote talks from our invited speakers, GW/CNMC faculty and trainee talks as well as a continental breakfast, lunch, and post-symposium reception. Finally, we will include for the first time a Poster Session during the lunch break during which we will welcome all attendees to present their recent work in poster form. If you wish to present a poster, the electronic registration site will provide instructions to do so. There is no charge to attend this event; however, we ask that you register so that we can anticipate attendance and poster presentations. To register, please go to: http://smhs.gwu.edu/neuroscience/symposium.


May 1, 2015
8:00 am - 6:30 pm


Grand Ballroom, Cloyd Heck Marvin Center at The George Washington University
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC, DC 20052 United States
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