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Fifteenth Annual Symposium

The Fifteenth Symposium of the Center for Neuroendocrine Studies was held September 26, 2015.

Promiscuous Molecules: Hormones, Immunity, and Evolution in the Brain 

9 AM Registration

10 AM Opening Remarks

10:20 AM Tracy Bale - University of Pennsylvania

Maternal stress impacts on the microbiome and neurodevelopment: How the bugs got into your gut

11:10 AM Staci Bilbo - Duke University

Microglial colonization of the developing brain: Implications for long-term neural and behavioral outcomes 

Noon: Lunch and Career Development Workshops

2:00 PM Colin Saldanha - American University

Specificity in secreted signalling: the precision of steroid delivery in the songbird brain

2:50 PM Paul Katz - Georgia State University

Neurons, neurotransmitters and behavior: Same, same but different, yet still the same

3:40 PM Break (and Snacks)

4:00 PM Harold Zakon - University of Texas, Austin

Deja vu all over again: Convergent evolution in electric fish

5:00 PM Poster Session