Schedule and Program

Below is the tentative conference schedule. The conference program that includes the final schedule and poster abstracts will be available to download approximately 3 weeks prior to the conference.

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

Friday, April 26, 2019

8:15- 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 TBD

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

1:45-2:05: Speaker 1

2:05-2:25: Speaker 2

2:25-3:45: Speaker 3

3:45-3:05: Speaker 4

3:05-3:15: Break

3:15-5:45: General Poster Session I, even numbers present.

3:15-5:45: Happy hour with open bar


Saturday, April 27, 2019

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, University of Texas at Austin

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
                    “Uncovering the neural implementation of motivational states”

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
                    “Brain on the run: whole brain imaging at cellular resolution in freely moving animals”

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”

5:15-6:45: Cocktail hour, open bar