Speakers Articles

Take a look at what some of our invited speakers have published recently and chat with them about their work in San Diego, USA at our SfN satellite symposium.

Larry Abbott, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University, USA
Bayesian Sparse Regression Analysis Documents the Diversity of Spinal Inhibitory Interneurons
Building functional networks of spiking model neurons
Activity Regulates the Incidence of Heteronymous Sensory-Motor Connections

Silvia Arber, Biozentrum, Department of Cell Biology, University of Basel, Switzerland
Context-Dependent Gait Choice Elicited by EphA4 Mutation in Lbx1 Spinal Interneurons
Multisensory Signaling Shapes Vestibulo-Motor Circuit Specificity
Distinct limb and trunk premotor circuits establish laterality in the spinal cord

György Buzsaki, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, NYU School of Medicine, USA
Monolithically Integrated μLEDs on Silicon Neural Probes for High-Resolution Optogenetic Studies in Behaving Animals
Neuroelectronics and Biooptics: Closed-Loop Technologies in Neurological Disorders
Tools for probing local circuits: high-density silicon probes combined with optogenetics

Rui Costa, Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, The Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Portugal
Corticostriatal dynamics encode the refinement of specific behavioral variability during skill learning
Motor Learning Consolidates Arc-Expressing Neuronal Ensembles in Secondary Motor Cortex

Yang Dan, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Calcium imaging of sleep-wake related neuronal activity in the dorsal pons
Basal forebrain circuit for sleep-wake control
Control of REM sleep by ventral medulla GABAergic neurons

Michael Ehlers, Research and Development, Biogen, USA
Data gaps limit the translational potential of preclinical research
Translating Neurogenomics Into New Medicines

Gordon Fishell, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, NYU School of Medicine, USA
Early Somatostatin Interneuron Connectivity Mediates the Maturation of Deep Layer Cortical Circuits
Clonally Related Forebrain Interneurons Disperse Broadly across Both Functional Areas and Structural Boundaries
Prox1 Regulates the Subtype-Specific Development of Caudal Ganglionic Eminence-Derived GABAergic Cortical Interneurons

Jeff Lichtman, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, USA
The Fuzzy Logic of Network Connectivity in Mouse Visual Thalamus
Saturated Reconstruction of a Volume of Neocortex
Clarifying Tissue Clearing
Multispectral labeling technique to map many neighboring axonal projections in the same tissue

Liqun Luo, Department of Biology, Stanford University, USA
Connectivity of mouse somatosensory and prefrontal cortex examined with trans-synaptic tracing
Circuit Architecture of VTA Dopamine Neurons Revealed by Systematic Input-Output Mapping
Viral-genetic tracing of the input-output organization of a central noradrenaline circuit
Monosynaptic Circuit Tracing with Glycoprotein-Deleted Rabies Viruses
A transcriptional reporter of intracellular Ca(2+) in Drosophila
Toll receptors instruct axon and dendrite targeting and participate in synaptic partner matching in a Drosophila olfactory circuit

Eve MarderVolen Center and Biology Department, Brandeis University, USA
Computational implications of biophysical diversity and multiple timescales in neurons and synapses for circuit performance
Ion channel degeneracy enables robust and tunable neuronal firing rates
Consequences of acute and long-term removal of neuromodulatory input on the episodic gastric rhythm of the crab Cancer borealis

Bence Ölveczky, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, USA
Acute off-target effects of neural circuit manipulations
Motor cortex is required for learning but not for executing a motor skill

Kerry Ressler, Division of Depression & Anxiety Disorders, McLean Hospital & Harvard Medical School, USA
The Intersection of Environment and the Genome in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Neuroimaging genetic approaches to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Sex-dependence of anxiety-like behavior in cannabinoid receptor 1 (Cnr1) knockout mice
Impact of Stress on the Brain: Pathology, Treatment and Prevention
DICER1 and microRNA regulation in post-traumatic stress disorder with comorbid depression.
Gene × Environment Determinants of Stress- and Anxiety-Related Disorders
Extinction reverses olfactory fear-conditioned increases in neuron number and glomerular size
GLUT1 polymorphism decreases incidence of depression and ptsd after trauma
Models of Intergenerational and Transgenerational Transmission of Risk for Psychopathology in Mice
An Overview of Translationally Informed Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Animal Models of Pavlovian Fear Conditioning to Human Clinical Trials
A genome-wide identified risk variant for PTSD is a methylation quantitative trait locus and confers decreased cortical activation to fearful faces
Epigenetic mechanisms underlying learning and the inheritance of learned behaviors

Michael Stryker, Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco, USA
A cortical disinhibitory circuit for enhancing adult plasticity

Huda Zoghbi, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Ataxin-1 oligomers induce local spread of pathology and decreasing them by passive immunization slows Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 phenotypes
Reversal of phenotypes in MECP2 duplication mice using genetic rescue or antisense oligonucleotides
Loss of MeCP2 in Parvalbumin-and Somatostatin-Expressing Neurons in Mice Leads to Distinct Rett Syndrome-like Phenotypes
NUDT21-spanning CNVs lead to neuropsychiatric disease and altered MeCP2 abundance via alternative polyadenylation
MECP2 disorders: from the clinic to mice and back
MeCP2 binds to non-CG methylated DNA as neurons mature, influencing transcription and the timing of onset for Rett syndrome
Pumilio1 haploinsufficiency leads to SCA1-like neurodegeneration by increasing wild-type Ataxin1 levels
Fragile X-like behaviors and abnormal cortical dendritic spines in cytoplasmic FMR1-interacting protein 2-mutant mice

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