Regulation of Neural Function in Health and Disease - 40th Annual Symposium

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Faculty Host(s)
Jerold Chun, M.D., Ph.D.
Randal J Kaufman, Ph.D.
Barbara Ranscht, Ph.D.
Huaxi Xu, Ph.D.
Wendy Lyon
Date/Time: November 1, 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
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Event Location(s):
Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa

9700 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

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About the Symposium

The symposium will showcase recent research on the regulation of neuronal functions in health and in neurological and degenerative disorders. The focus will be on biological processes that enable and sustain neuronal functions at the cell- and circuitry level with strong mechanistic components and application of state-of-the-art technologies. Invited speakers are leaders in the field, from around the world.

Attendees are welcome to present posters, and a few short (3 min) talks will be selected based on submitted abstracts to highlight the accompanying posters. The program will allow ample opportunity throughout the day for networking.

Featured Speakers

Karen Hsiao Ashe profileKaren Hsiao Ashe
“Jilt Aβ, love tau?”
Minneapolis VA Medical Center


Don Cleveland profileDon Cleveland
“Designer DNA drug therapy for neurodegenerative disease”
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research


Marco Colonna profileMarco Colonna
“TREM2-dependent and -independent cellular responses in Alzheimer’s disease”
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


Alison Goate profileAlison Goate
“Rare and Common Genetic Variation implicate microglial function in Alzheimer’s disease risk”
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Thomas Klausberger profileThomas Klausberger
“Neuronal circuits of the prefrontal cortex  for decision making”
Medical University Vienna


Robert Malenka profileRobert C. Malenka
“Neural mechanisms of social reward”
Stanford University School of Medicine


Eliezer Masliah profileEliezer Masliah
“Progress and opportunities toward advancing the National Plan to Address AD and related dementias”
National Institute of Aging



Thomas Südhof profileThomas Südhof
“Synapse function in health and disease”

Stanford University School of Medicine






Poster Session

We encourage abstract submission for posters. The poster session will provide a unique opportunity for junior investigators and postdocs to highlight emerging science on cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate neuronal functions in health and disease. Please submit your abstract by October 18, 2019.

Power Talks

(selected from poster abstract submission)

A few abstracts will be selected for authors to feature their work in a short (3 min) oral presentation to advertise their poster.

Submit Poster Abstract

Deadline: October 18, 2019



Event parking is available at Estancia Hotel and Spa for an additional fee of $12.