2007 Rockefeller University Neuroscience Retreat
The Garden Terrace Room
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, New York
Monday, May 21, 2007
This year's neuroscience retreat will be held as a one-day event at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. The goal of the retreat is to provide a casual atmosphere for scientific and social interactions for the Rockefeller Neuroscience community.
REGISTERING FOR THE RETREAT
The registration system for this event is closed, but we have a few open spots. If you wish to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drs. Jeff Friedman and A. James Hudspeth will present plenary talks. Seven short talks have been selected by the committee from abstracts submitted by students and postdocs.
This year, Dr. Elizabeth Spelke of Harvard University will join us as an outside speaker to delivery a plenary lecture discussing her studies on cognitive and language development in human infants. Her work was recently profiled in The New Yorker.
Based on past feedback, we will be offering fewer talks and more time for casual interactions at this year's retreat. The Garden is closed to the public on the day of our event, and there will be many breaks during the day for you to enjoy the surroundings. From 5-6PM, Shelby White and the Leon Levy Foundation are sponsoring a private tour of the Enid Haupt Conservatory for Rockefeller neuroscientists.
The schedule of events is:
10:00-10:20 Matthieu Louis (Vosshall Lab) "Making sense of graded olfactory stimuli"
10:20-10:40 Steve Lockless (MacKinnon Lab) "Structural and thermodynamic properties of selective ion binding in a K+ channel"
10:40-11:10 COFFEE BREAK/FREE TIME IN GARDEN
11:10-11:30 Stephanie Schneider (Hatten Lab) "Lrp12 defines a preplate cell population in the embryonic forebrain"
11:30-12:15 A.J. Hudspeth "How hearing happens"
12:15-2:00 BUFFET LUNCH
2:00-2:20 Myriam Heiman (Greengard Lab) "Novel physiological properties of striatal neurons revealed using BACarray transcriptional profiling"
2:20-2:40 Matteo Ruggiu (R. Darnell Lab) "Alternative splicing and the synapse: the splicing factory NOVA regulates the formation of the neuromuscular junction"
2:40-3:20 COFFEE BREAK/FREE TIME IN GARDEN
3:20-3:40 Russell Romeo (McEwen Lab) "Stress during adolescence leads to depressive-like behaviors and changes in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function in adulthood"
3:40-4:00 Maxwell G Heiman (Shaham Lab) "A protein pair required for dendrite morphogenesis in C. elegans"
4:00-4:45 Jeffrey Friedman "Leptin and a Neural Circuit Regulating Feeding Behavior"
5:00-8:00 COCKTAILS (OPEN BAR)
5:00-6:00 TOUR OF ENID HAUPT CONSERVATORY
6:15-8:00 HORS D'OUVRES AND DINNER
8:00-9:00 Plenary Talk: Dr. Elizabeth Spelke (Harvard University) "Steps Toward a Neurobiology of Thought"
The University will provide round-trip bus transportation, leaving from the 66th Street and York Avenue gate at 9AM on Monday May 21 and departing the Garden at 9PM the same day. Travel time is approximately 35 minutes. Three buses with a total capacity of 150 passengers have been chartered. If you want a seat on the bus, please indicate this in the on-line registration form.
If you wish to take the public transportation, both MetroNorth and the MTA Subway have stops near the garden.
For those who wish to drive, there is free parking on-site at the Garden. Enter at the Moshulu Gate and ask the guard to direct you to the Garden Terrace Room. The physical address of the venue is 2900 Southern Boulevard, which you will be able to use for internet directions. Click HERE for text directions to the New York Botanical Garden.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Leslie Vosshall by email or phone (x7236)
On behalf of the Neuroscience Retreat Committee: