The Neuroscience Graduate Program holds an annual retreat each September at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.  The program is planned by rising second year students and includes presentations by students, postdocs and program faculty as well as invited outside speakers.

2018 NGP Retreat

Timberline Lodge

Hillel Adesnik

2018 Keynote Speaker

Hillel Adesnik, PhD, University of California, Berkeley



Kelly Monk2018 NGP Faculty Keynote Speaker

Kelly Monk, PhD, Vollum Institute, OHSU



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2017 NGP Retreat

September 11 & 12, 2017

Timberline Lodge

Bergles 2017 Keynote Speaker

Dwight Bergles, PhD, Johns Hopkins University



Eric Gouaux, PhD

2017 NGP Faculty Keynote Speaker

Eric Gouaux, PhD, HHMI, Vollum Institute, OHSU



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2016 NGP Retreat

September 12 & 13, 2016

Timberline Lodge

2016 Keynote SpeakerAckerman
Susan Ackerman, PhD
Professor, University of California, San Diego,

Freeman2016 NGP Faculty Keynote Speaker

Marc Freeman, PhD

Director, Vollum Institute


2016 Retreat Schedule

2015 NGP Retreat

September 14-15, 2015

Timberline Lodge

Palmiter Photo2015 Retreat Keynote Speaker
Richard Palmiter, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, HHMI

2015 NGP Retreat Photos

2014 NGP Retreat

September 15 & 16, 2014

Timberline Lodge

Newsome Photo 2014 Keynote Speaker
Bill Newsome, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology
Stanford University

 Nicolson PhotoOHSU Keynote Speaker
Teresa Nicolson, PhD
Associate Professor, Oregon Hearing Research Center
Oregon Health & Science University


2014 Retreat  Photos

2013 NGP Retreat

September 23-24, 2013

Timberline Lodge

Sheng Photo2013 Retreat Keynote Speaker

Morgan Sheng, PhD

Vice President, Neuroscience, Genentech




Peter Photo 2013 OHSU Keynote Speaker

Peter Gillespie, PhD

Professor, Oregon Hearing Research Center, OHSU





2013 NGP Retreat Recap

2012 NGP Retreat

The 2012 NGP was a complete success!  One of our best yet.

Click here for a recap with links to photos and video.

Please mark your calendars for next years retreat, September 23rd and 24th, 2013 at Timberline Lodge.

Vosshall PhotoKeynote Speaker:  Leslie Vosshall, PhD

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Robin Chemers Neustein Professor

Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior

Rockefeller University Read More


Marks PhotoOHSU Keynote Speaker:  Daniel Marks, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology

Oregon Health & Science University Read More




2011 NGP Retreat

The 2011 retreat on September 19th and 20th at Timberline Lodge was a complete success!  We would like to thank our 2011 Keynote Speaker is Dr. Rachel Wong of the University of Washington for a wonderful presentation.  In addition to the great talks and atmosphere, the NGP would also like to thank our our 2011 External Review Committee for their contribution to this year's retreat and our program overall. 

David Ginty, Johns Hopkins University

Diane Lipscombe, Brown University

Charles Wilson, University of Texas San Antonio

2011 NGP Retreat Schedule and Abstract Booklet

2010 NGP Retreat

The 2010 NGP retreat was a complete success and very special thanks go out to the 2nd Year NGP students for organizing.  We would also like to thank our keynote speaker, Dr. Bill Zagotta, as well as NGP students, facutly and postdocs who participated as speakers, presented a poster or simply attended.  2010 set a record with over 100 attendees so the bar has been set high for 2011.

We welcomed back several NGP Alumni at this year's retreat and were delighted for Dr. Stephani Sutherland to join us.  Stephani graduated from OHSU with a PhD in Neuroscience and is an acomplished science writer.  Stephani provided us with a super synopsis of this years retreat. 

Click HERE for the 2010 Synopsis and Retreat Photos

Retreat Schedule



2009 NGP Retreat - Timberline Lodge

September 23rd and 24th, 2009

Keynote:  Carla Shatz, PhD
OHSU Keynote:  Gary Banker, PhD
Retreat Schedule



Lunch with Carla Schatz

Retreat students together on the mountain in 2009

2009 NEW NGP Students Proudly Wearing Personalized Retreat Nametags

There was a beautiful view from Mt. Jefferson Lodge

View of Mt. Jefferson from the Lodge

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2008 Retreat - Seaside, Oregon

September 24th & 25th, 2008
Seaside, Oregon
Keynote:  Roberto Malinow, PhD
OHSU Keynote:  Eric Gouaux, PhD
Vollum Institute, HHMI
Retreat Schedule

2007 Retreat - Seaside, Oregon

September 19th & 20th, 2007
Seaside, Oregon
Keynote:  Roger Tsien, PhD
HHMI, UC San Diego
OHSU Keynote:  Roger Cone, PhD
Retreat Schedule

2006 NGP Retreat - Bonneville, Washington

September 20th & 21st, 2006
Keynote:  Roger Nicoll, PhD
OHSU Keynote:  John Adelman, PhD
Vollum Institute
Retreat Schedule