Jungers Center Symposium

RNA Granules: From Synaptic Plasticity to Neurodegeneration

May 2, 2016
1:30 – 4 p.m.
OHSU Old Library Auditorium

Featured Speakers

Kelsey Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Chemistry, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Exec Vice Dean and Assoc Vice Chancellor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Tentative title: Spatial regulation of gene expression during synaptic plasticity

Jennifer Darnell, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology
Rockefeller University
Tentative title: Translational Control by the Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein: Targets and Mechanism

Benjamin Wolozin, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology and Neurology Laboratory of Neurodegeneration Boston University School of Medicine
Tentative title: Stress granules and Neurodegeneration: A molecular network underlying neurodegeneration

J Paul Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Cell and Molecular Biology, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Investigator, HHMI
Tentative title: Perturbed RNA granule dynamics in ALS and related diseases

2012 Jungers Center Symposium - New Imaging Technologies, New Insights into the Brain

Featured Speakers

Jeff Lichtman, M.D., Harvard University
Using connectomics to reveal circuit motifs

Tim Holy, Ph.D., Washington University
Getting a feeling for the circuit: Imaging neuronal ensembles with Objective-Coupled Planar Illumination Microscopy

Tianyi Mao, Ph.D., Vollum Institute
Imaging of Functional Connectivity in Cortical and Subcortical Circuits

Tim Murphy, Ph.D., University of British Columbia
In Vivo Imaging of Cortical Circuits, Before, During and After Ischemia

2011 Jungers Center Symposium - Repairing the nervous system: Lessons from flies, fish, and mice

Featured Speakers

Michael Coleman, Ph.D., Babraham Institute, Cambridge
From long-lived axons to a short-lived protein: WldS and Nmnat2

Christine Beattie, Ph.D., Ohio State University, Columbus
Modeling human motoneuron diseases in zebrafish: Approaches and outcomes

Aaron DiAntonio, Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis
The axonal injury response: Lessons from flies and mice

Tony Wyss-Coray, Ph.D., Stanford University
A novel role for TGF-beta signaling in adult neurogenesis

2010 Jungers Center Symposium - Glial-Neuronal Interactions: Implications for Neurologic Diseases

Featured Speakers

Klaus-Armin Nave, Ph.D., Max-Planck-Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen
Myelination and the glial support of axon function

Elior Peles, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute
How Schwann cells assemble Nodes of Ranvier

William S. Talbot, Ph.D., Stanford University
Glial development and myelination in zebrafish

Jonah Chan, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
Maximizing the myelinogenic potential of individual oligodendrocytes for repair

2009 Jungers Center Symposium - Axonal Degeneration and Regeneration: Towards an understanding of the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and related diseases.

Featured Speakers

Marc Freeman, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Axon auto-destruction and glial immune functions during Wallerian degeneration

Julie Pinkston-Gosse, Ph.D., Genentech
Common mechanisms of axonal degeneration and regeneration block

Marie Filbin, Ph.D., Hunter College
Signaling axonal regeneration in the adult CNS

Martin Kerschensteiner, Ph.D., Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
In vivo pathogenesis of immune-mediated axon damage