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Chen Institute Workshop on Methods in Evolutionary Neuroscience
This workshop will focus on methods development for studying brain evolution and nervous systems of emerging model organisms. The workshop will be moderated by Dr. Joe Parker, Assistant Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at Caltech. The workshop will consist of short talks followed by an opportunity for Q&A. There will be two sessions. Session one will be from 1:00PM - 2:30PM followed by a 30-minute break and then session two will begin at 3:00PM.

SESSION 1: 1:00PM - 2:30PM

"Exploring the neural basis for the evolution of pheromone preference" Rory Coleman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ruta lab, Rockefeller University.

"Developing a paradigm for interspecies behavioural evolution" Han Kim, Chen Graduate Fellow, Parker lab, Caltech.

"Adaptation of ingestive behavior" Yuki Oka, Professor of Biology and Chen Scholar, Caltech.

"Molecular adaptation to the unique lifestyle in mammalian hibernators" Elena Gracheva, Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Neuroscience, Yale.

SESSION 2: 3:00PM - 4:45PM

"How behavioral and evolutionary constraints sculpt early visual processing" Stephanie Palmer, Associate Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago.

"Riding the crest to get a head: neural crest evolution in vertebrates" Megan Martik, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bronner lab, Caltech. Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley starting July 2021.

"Establishing Clytia hemisphaerica as a new neuroscience model" Brady Weissbourd, Postdoctoral Scholar, Associate, HHMI, Anderson lab, Caltech.

"Cell-Type Specific Stress Response in Clytia hemisphaerica" Tara Chari, Graduate Student, Pachter lab, Caltech.

"How to expand a circuit: Evolution of the cerebellar nuclei" Justus Kebschull, Postdoctoral Fellow, Luo lab, Stanford University. Head of the Kebschull lab at Johns Hopkins University starting January 2021.

Sep 17, 2020 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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