Past Symposia

2014 Jungers Center Symposium

The genetics and genomics of neuropsychiatric disease

The 6th Annual Jungers Center Symposium was Held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in the Vey Conference center at OHSU.

Featured Speakers

Personal Genomes and Clan Genomics
James Lupski, M.D., Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

From new tools to discovery: the contribution of rare genomic variation to disease
Stephan Züchner, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Miami

2013 Jungers Center Symposium

The 5th Annual Jungers Center Symposium was held May 6, 2013 in the Vey Conference Center at OHSU.

Featured Speakers

Propagation of Alzheimer's pathology through the brain-mechanistic insights and therapeutic opportunities
Karen Duff, Ph.D.

Columbia University

mRNA traffic, local translation and neurodegenerative disease
Gary Bassell, Ph.D.
Emory University

High-throughput genetic screens to define mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases

Aaron Gitler, Ph.D.
Stanford University

From Charcot to Lou Gehrig: Mechanism and therapy in ALS and beyond

Don Cleveland, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego


2012 Jungers Center Symposium

New Imaging Technologies, New Insights into the Brain

The 4th Annual Jungers Center Symposium was held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in the Vey Conference Center at OHSU.

Featured Speakers


Using Connectomics to Reveal Circuit Motifs

Jeff Lichtman, M.D.
Harvard University

Getting a Feeling for the Circuit: Imaging Neuronal Ensembles with Objective-Coupled Planar Illumination Microscopy

Tim Holy, Ph.D.
Washington University

Imaging of Functional Connectivity in Cortical and Subcortical Circuits

Tianyi Mao, Ph.D.
Vollum Institute

In Vivo Imaging of Cortical Circuits, Before, During and After Ischemia

Tim Murphy, Ph.D.
University of British Columbia

2011 Jungers Center Symposium

Repairing the nervous system: Lessons from flies, fish, and mice

The Third Annual Jungers Center symposium was held on Monday, May 16, 2011 in the Vey Conference Center at OHSU.


From long-lived axons to a short-lived protein: WldS and Nmnat2

Michael Coleman, Ph.D.
Babraham Institute, Cambridge

Modeling human motoneuron diseases in zebrafish: Approaches and outcomes

Christine Beattie, Ph.D.
Ohio State University, Columbus

The axonal injury response: Lessons from flies and mice

Aaron DiAntonio, Ph.D.
Washington University, St. Louis

A novel role for TGF-beta signaling in adult neurogenesis

Tony Wyss-Coray, Ph.D.
Stanford University

2010 Jungers Center Symposium

Glial-Neuronal Interactions: Implications for Neurologic Diseases

The Second Annual Jungers Center symposium was held on Monday, May 17, 2010 in the Vey Conference Center at OHSU.  Featured speakers were Klaus-Armin Nave (Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Gottingen), Elior Peles (Weizmann Institute), Will Talbot (Stanford University) and Jonah Chan (University of California, San Francisco). The speakers provided a timely update of their work on neural-glial interactions for more than 120 attendees.


Featured Speakers

Myelination and the glial support of axon function

Klaus-Armin Nave, Ph.D.
Max-Planck-Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen

How Schwann cells assemble Nodes of Ranvier

Elior Peles, Ph.D.
Weizmann Institute

Glial development and myelination in zebrafish

William S. Talbot, Ph.D.
Stanford University

Maximizing the myelinogenic potential of individual oligodendrocytes for repair

Jonah Chan, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco

 2009 Jungers Center Symposium

Axonal Degeneration and Regeneration: Towards an understanding of the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and related diseases.


Featured Speakers

Axon auto-destruction and glial immune functions during Wallerian degeneration.

Marc Freeman, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts

Common mechanisms of axonal degeneration and regeneration block.

Julie Pinkston-Gosse, Ph.D.

Signaling axonal regeneration in the adult CNS.

Marie Filbin, Ph.D.
Hunter College

In vivo pathogenesis of immune-mediated axon damage.

Martin Kerschensteiner, Ph.D.
Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich