Cornell Neurotech

Mong Family Foundation Symposium 2016

(Biotechnology Building, Room G10)

10:00 am Opening remarks – Mike Kotlikoff – Provost
10:10 am Welcome and Speaker introduction –Chris Xu
10:15 am Winfried Denk – Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
“Towards a connectome of the whole mouse brain”
11:15 am Jesse Goldberg – Cornell University
“How singing birds (and probably humans too) learn through practice”
Noon Lunch at campus eateries
1:30pm Remarks by Gretchen Ritter (Dean, Arts and Sciences) and Lance Collins (Dean, Engineering) and Mong Fellow Introductions
1:40pm Karel SvobodaHoward Hughes Medical Institute at Janelia
“Illuminating neural circuits during behavior”
2:40pm Nozomi Nishimura – Cornell University
“Unexpectedly stalled: plugs in brain capillaries drive acute cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease”
3:10pm Coffee Break
3:30pm Melissa Warden – Cornell University
“To seek or to flee: the neural circuits of approach and avoidance”
4:00pm David Tank – Princeton University
“Neural circuit dynamics during virtual navigation and decision-making”
5:00pm Concluding remarks – Joe Fetcho
5:10pm Reception (open to all) outside G10

Symposium Schedule PDF