Upcoming Jungers Symposium
The next Jungers Symposium is being planned.
Past Jungers symposia
2019 Glial-Neuronal Interactions in Health & Disease, key speakers:
- Aakanksha Singhvi, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Molecular mechanisms of glia-neuron interactions in C. elegans
- James Salzer, M.D., Ph.D.
New York University
Axo-glial interactions & the assembly of myelinated fibers
- Sarah Kucenas, Ph.D.
University of Virginia
Migratory neural crest cells phagocytose cellular debris in the developing nervous system
- Beth Stevens, Ph.D.
Microglia function & dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease
2016 RNA Granules: From Synaptic Plasticity to Neurodegeneration, key 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
Spatial regulation of gene expression during synaptic plasticity
- Jennifer Darnell, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology
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
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
Perturbed RNA granule dynamics in ALS and related diseases
2015 Jungers Center Plenary Lecturer, featured speaker:
- Moritz Helmstaedter
Dr. med., Dipl.-Phys., Department of Connectomics, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
Connectomics - the dense reconstruction of neuronal circuits
2014 Jungers Center Symposium - The genetics and genomics of neuropsychiatric disease, featured speakers:
- James Lupski, M.D., Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Personal Genomes and Clan Genomics
- Stephan Züchner, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Miami
From new tools to discovery: the contribution of rare genomic variation to disease
2013 Jungers Center Symposium- Neurodegeneration: New Mechanisms and New Insights, featured speakers:
- Karen Duff, Ph.D.
Propagation of Alzheimer's pathology through the brain-mechanistic insights and therapeutic opportunities
- Gary Bassell, Ph.D.
mRNA traffic, local translation and neurodegenerative disease
- Aaron Gitler, Ph.D.
High-throughput genetic screens to define mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases Don Cleveland, Ph.D.,University of California, San Diego
From Charcot to Lou Gehrig: Mechanism and therapy in ALS and beyond
2012 Jungers Center Symposium - New Imaging Technologies, New Insights into the Brain, featured speakers:
- Jeff Lichtman, M.D.
Using connectomics to reveal circuit motifs
- Tim Holy, Ph.D.
Getting a feeling for the circuit: Imaging neuronal ensembles with Objective-Coupled Planar Illumination Microscopy
- Tianyi Mao, Ph.D.
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.
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.
How Schwann cells assemble Nodes of Ranvier
- William S. Talbot, Ph.D.
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.
Common mechanisms of axonal degeneration and regeneration block
- Marie Filbin, Ph.D.
Signaling axonal regeneration in the adult CNS
- Martin Kerschensteiner, Ph.D.
Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
In vivo pathogenesis of immune-mediated axon damage