Neuroscience Retreats

2017 Rockefeller University Neuroscience Retreat

UPDATED February 21, 2017

Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, New York 10591
Monday, May 8, 2017

This year's neuroscience retreat will be held as a one-day event at Blue Hill at Stone Barns located at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills in Westchester County, New York. Sited on the former dairy farm of the Rockefeller Family, Stone Barns is devoted to sustainable agriculture. The goal of the retreat is to provide a casual atmosphere to foster scientific and social interactions for the Rockefeller Neuroscience community.

The registration system for this event can be accessed here. Please be sure to sign up for a seat on the bus if you require transportation to/from Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The University is paying $300 for each registered attendee at this retreat. If you registered but are unable to attend, please send an email to by Monday, April 15, 2017 to cancel your participation. Cancellations without an explanation, such as medical or family emergency, sent to us after April 15, 2017 will result in a $300 charge to your personal or laboratory account.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Sheena Josselyn, has accepted our invitation to give the plenary lecture at this year's retreat. Dr. Josselyn is a Senior Scientist in the Neurosciences & Mental Health program at the Hospital for Sick Children, and an Associate Professor in the departments of Psychology, Physiology and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto in Canada. She is known for her work on mechanisms of memory formation and retrieval. The retreat will also feature two new faculty members, Priya Rajasethupathy and Erich Jarvis. Six short talks will be contributed by students and postdocs. If you wish to be considered for a short talk, please indicate this when you register. Abstracts will be due March 27, 2017 and we will notify you by April 10, 2017 if you have been selected to present a short talk. We will not be having a poster session this year.

8:30 Bus Departure from The Rockefeller University
9:30-10:00 Arrival, Check-in, and Continental Breakfast
10:00-10:20 Short Talk 1
10:20-10:40 Short Talk 2
10:40-11:00 Short Talk 3
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break/Free Time
11:20-12:05 Faculty Talk 1: Priya Rajasethupathy
12:05-12:25 Short Talk 4
12:30-2:30 Buffet lunch/Free time
2:30-2:50 Short Talk 5
2:50-3:10 Short Talk 6
3:10-3:55 Faculty Talk 2: Erich Jarvis
4:00-4:30 Coffee Break/Free Time
4:30-5:30 Plenary Talk: Sheena Josselyn (Toronto SickKids)
5:30-6:30 Cocktail Reception/Free Time
6:30-8:30 Seated Dinner
9:00 Departure

The beautiful grounds of Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture will be open during free time for self-guided tours. There will be a limited number of spaces for guided tours of the farms offered by Stone Barns docents. Also, the amazing Stone Barns gift shop will be open during lunch hour.

The University will provide round-trip bus transportation from campus. Details coming soon. For those who wish to drive, please find driving directions here. There is unlimited on-site free parking.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the organizers

This event is made possible by generous support from the Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior, the Kavli Neural Systems Institute, and President Rick Lifton.

Kavli NSI

 Leon Levy

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