Friday, Jan. 23 - Sugar Maple Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Registration & Reception
5:00 - 6:15 pm Keynote Presentation
“Neuregulin and Nicotinic Regulation of
Cortico-limbic Circuits Compromised in Schizophrenia ”
Lorna Role, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
SUNY Stony Brook
6:30 - 8:00 pm Dinner
Saturday, Jan. 24 - Grand Maple Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
8:30 am Poster Set-up
9:00 - 11:00 am Continental Breakfast and Poster Session
11:00 am - 12:30 pm New Perspectives in Neuroscience
Introduction - Rae Nishi, PhD, President, VT SfN
11:05 am Exploiting Ideas from Neuroscience for Robotics
Josh Bongard, PhD, Asst. Professor of Computer Science
11:35 am Neural Mechanisms of Movement and Balance
Jesse Jacobs, PhD, Asst. Professor of Rehabilitation and Movement Science
12:05 pm Neurocognitive Challenges After Chemotherapy
Patricia O’Brien, MD, Professor of Hematology and Oncology
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm Careers for PhDs in Industry
Sarah Locknar, PhD Technical Assistance Center Engineer, Bio Tek
Susan Hendricks, PhD, Staff Scientist, MBF Bioscience
Stephen Straub, PhD, Senior Scientist, Pfizer
Roy Kinoshita, PhD, Technical Representative, Micro Video Instruments
The retreat is open to the entire Neuroscience community, regardless of whether you are a member of the Vermont Chapter.
Faculty member - $45
Student member - $20
Postdoc member - $30
Staff member - $30
Non-member - $75
The cost of registration includes the reception and dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. A cash bar serving beer and wine will be available at the registration and dinner.
The full registration fee will be charged regardless of whether you attend only a portion of the retreat.
Complete the registration form (MS Word) and return an electronic copy by January 9, 2009 to Daniel Mills (Daniel.Mills@uvm.edu). Checks can be mailed to the following address and must be received by January 16, 2009:
If you would like to apply for membership in the Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, or if you would like to pay your current annual membership dues, please follow the instructions on our Membership page.
All attendees (members and non-members) are encouraged to submit abstracts for the poster session or oral presentations (10-minute research presentation with 5 minutes for questions). Attendees selected for poster and oral presentations will be notified by January 9, 2009.
Prizes will be awarded. (Vermont Chapter trainee members only are eligible to receive awards.)