Past Symposia

2015 Jungers Center Plenary Lecturer

OHSU Research Week

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