Jungers Center Symposia

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.
    Harvard University
    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
    Rockefeller University
    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.
    Columbia University

    Propagation of Alzheimer's pathology through the brain-mechanistic insights and therapeutic opportunities
  • Gary Bassell, Ph.D.
    Emory University

    mRNA traffic, local translation and neurodegenerative disease
  • Aaron Gitler, Ph.D.
    Stanford University
    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.
    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

Scenes from past symposia

Photo collage with scenes of people speaking and attending Jungers Symposia, including Frank and Julie Jungers