Society for Neuroscience Oregon/SW Washington Chapter

The Oregon/Southwest Washington Chapter is the local group affiliated with the Society for Neuroscience. Our goal is to be a networking resource for neuroscience students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty throughout the region. Our annual meeting in the spring brings together scientists to share projects, network with elected officials and government entities, and engage with colleagues from across the state.

April 17-18, 2020
McMenamin's Edgefield Winery and Hotel
2126 SW Halsey Street, Troutdale, OR

The deadline to register and to submit abstracts is April 10, 2020. A block of rooms is held under "OHSU Brain Institute" at McMenamin's Edgefield. Please call the front desk (503) 669-8610 to make your reservation. Rooms will be released on March 2.

Mini-symposium of the Gut Microbiome-Nervous System Axis

Keynote: The brain-gut microbiome axis: challenges in translation
Emeran Mayer, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry, UCLA Health

The gut-brain axis: the example of multiple sclerosis
Sergio Baranzini, Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Emerging roles of gut microbiome in autism
Maude David, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Oregon State University

Microbial modulation of zebrafish behavior and brain development
Judith Eisen, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, University of Oregon

Environmental challenges, the gut microbiome, and behavioral and cognitive measures in mouse models
Jacob Raber, Ph.D., Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU

Insights into the enteric nervous system: perspectives from a gut stem cell biologist
Annie Zemper, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Oregon

Plenary speakers:

An eye on neurogenesis: Exploring how retinal progenitors transition from proliferation to differentiation in the developing zebrafish visual system
Kara Cerveny, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Reed College

Understanding functional architecture and neuromodulation of brain circuits using connectomic and novel imaging approaches
Tianyi Mao, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, OHSU

Mechanisms of encoding social vocalizations in the auditory midbrain
Christine Portfors, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Washington State University Vancouver

A computerized image of the brain.
Image courtesy of David Lahna.

Contact us

Kate Stout
Program Coordinator
(503) 494 0885

Submit abstracts to:

Lawrence Sherman, Ph.D.
Chapter President
Senior Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center

Robert Duvoisin, Ph.D.
Chapter Vice President
Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology, OHSU