Schedule and Program

Below is the final conference schedule.
The final conference program that includes poster abstracts can be downloaded by clicking here.

All conference sessions will be held at the University of Texas at Austin campus in the Texas Union Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom (UNB room 3.202).

Friday, April 26, 2019

7:30-8:20:   Breakfast

8:20- 8:30:  Welcome

                        Dan Johnston, Director, Center for Learning & Memory

 8:30-10:15: Session 1: Temporal Coding in Episodic Memory 

Co-chairs: Alison Preston, UT Austin, Center for Learning & Memory
                    Norbert Fortin, University of California Irvine

8:30-8:45:  Introduction to the field: Norbert Fortin, University of California Irvine
                      “A brief historical perspective on temporal coding, sequences, and memory: it’s about time”

8:45-9:15:  A. David Redish, University of Minnesota
                     “Remember the future and imagining the past: studies in mental time travel”

9:15-9:45: Lila Davachi, Columbia University
                    “Transcending time in the brain: how event memories are constructed from experience”

9:45-10:15: Per Sederberg, University of Virginia
                      “Neural representations over wide spatiotemporal scales support learning in an uncertain world”

10:15-10:45- Break

 10:45-12:30- Session 2: Synaptic Plasticity of Learning and Memory

Co-Chairs: Kristen Harris, UT Austin, Center for Learning & Memory
                     Yi Zuo, University of California Santa Cruz

10:45-11:00: Introduction to the field:  Yi Zuo, University of California Santa Cruz
                     “Molecular signaling in the postsynaptic arena”

11:00-11:30: Ryohei Yasuda, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
                        “Biochemical signal computation in dendritic spines”

11:30-12:00: Jason Shepherd, University of Utah
                         “Viral-like mechanisms of synaptic plasticity”

12:00-12:30: Lu Chen, Stanford University School of Medicine
                         “Retinoic acid receptor RARalpha signaling in synaptic plasticity and Hebbian learning”

12:30-1:45 Lunch

 1:45- 3:05: Session 3:  Poster Speakers 

Chair: Laura Colgin, Assistant Director, Center for Learning & Memory, UT Austin

1:45-2:05: Kirstie Cummings, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
                    “Prefrontal somatostatin interneurons encode fear memory”

2:05-2:25:  Matthew Mendoza, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
                    “KIBRA Regulates Synaptic Plasticity by Altering AMPA Receptor Expression in an Age-      Dependent Manner”

2:25-2:45:  Jagruti Pattadkal, The University of Texas at Austin
                    “The functional organization of area MT neurons revealed by 2-photon microscopy in awake marmosets”

2:45-3:05:  James Kragel, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
                    “Hippocampal theta coordinates memory processes during visual exploration”

3:05-3:25: Break

3:25-6:00: General Poster Session I, even numbers present.

3:25-6:00: Happy hour, complimentary beer and wine

Saturday, April 27, 2019

7:30-8:15:   Breakfast

8:15-10:00: Session 4: Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Learning and Memory

Co-chairs: Audrey Brumback, UT Austin, Center for Learning & Memory
                    Michael Halassa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

8:15-8:30:  Introduction to the field: Audrey Brumback, The University of Texas at Austin
                      “Discovery science: the foundation for breakthrough therapies in neurodevelopmental disorders”

8:30-9:00: Michael Halassa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                     “Frontothalamic architectures for cognitive control and flexibility”

9:00-9:30: Nancy Kopell, Boston University
                     “Brain rhythms and working memory in the parietal cortex”

9:30-10:00: Sergiu Pasca, Stanford University
                       “Assembling three-dimensional models of the human brain to study development and disease”

10:00-10:10: Break

 10:10-12:40- General Poster Session II, odd numbers present

12:40-1:45 Lunch

 1:45- 3:40: Session 5: Comparative Learning and Memory

Co-chairs: Jon Pierce, UT Austin, Center for Learning & Memory
                    Jennifer Li, Harvard University

1:45-2:00: Introduction to the field: Jennifer Li, Harvard University
                    “Searching for primitives of learning and memory using small animals and big tools”

2:00-2:25: Daniel Colón-Ramos, Yale University School of Medicine
                     “Actuating a memory: How C. elegans remembers a learned behavioral preference”

2:25-2:50: Karla Kaun, Brown University
                    “Neuromolecular mechanisms that predict and encode alcohol associated preference”

2:50-3:15: Drew Robson, Harvard University
                    “Uncovering the neural implementation of motivational states”

3:15-3:40: Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University
                    “‘Resting-state’ brain-wide activity across scales and organisms”

3:40-4:00: Break

4:00-5:15: Session 6: Keynote Presentation

                        Sheena JosselynHospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto
                         “Making and Breaking Memories”

5:15-5:25: Presentation of Poster Awards
                     Dan Johnston, The University of Texas at Austin
                     Director, Center for Learning & Memory

5:25-6:45: Keynote Reception, complimentary beer, wine and appetizers