2018 Mong Family Foundation Symposium

The Third Annual Cornell Neurotech

Mong Family Foundation Symposium 2018

Thursday, September 27

Biotechnology Building, Room G10

1:30 pm Opening remarks – Andrew Bass, Cornell University Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
1:40 pm Welcome and Speaker introduction – Chris Xu
1:45 pm Michale Fee – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Music in the Brain: How Neural Circuits in the Songbird Learn to Sing”
2:45 pm Coffee Break
3:05 pm Gail Mandel – Vollum Institute, OHSU
“How Close Are We to Curing Multi-Cellular Neurological Diseases: Lessons from Rett Syndrome”
4:05 pm Kamil Ugurbil –  University of Minnesota
Imaging Function and Connectivity in the Human Brain withHigh Magnetic Fields: Spanning Scales from Cortical Columns to the Whole Brain”
5:05 pm Concluding remarks – Joe Fetcho
5:10 pm Reception (open to all) outside G10


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2018 Mong Family Foundation Symposium on Thursday, September 27 in G-10 Biotechnology Building from 1:30 PM to 5:00PM.

NeuroNex Technology Conference


Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19, 2018
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

The goal of the NSF NeuroNex initiative is to clear major technological hurdles in order to better study and understand the brain. Thank you to those who who made the 2018 NeuroNex Technology Conference possible. Please stay tuned for next year’s details. Co-organizers: Chris Xu, Joe Fetcho, Mert Sabuncu, Chris Schaffer, and Nilay Yapici. For details please visit:

Top neuroscientists headline Mong neurotech symposium

In his opening remarks at the second annual Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Symposium Sept. 22, Cornell Provost Michael Kotlikoff said: “The goals of Cornell Neurotech are vital ones, with life-changing implications, and I am grateful to Stephen Mong and the Mong Family Foundation for enabling Cornell faculty and staff to strive toward them. Cornell Neurotech fosters connections across the Ithaca campus and our Ithaca and NYC campuses, one of our major strategies for strengthening Cornell.” Read the  Full Cornell Chronicle article here.