The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

Promiscuous Molecules: Hormones, Immunity,
and Evolution in the Brain
 
9:00 am Registration | Welcome Breakfast – Integrative Learning Center (2nd Floor)
10:00 am Opening Remarks – Integrative Learning Center S240
10:20 am Paul Katz, Georgia State University
Neurons, neurotransmitters and behavior: Same, same but different, yet still the same.
 
11:10 am Staci Bilbo, Duke University
Microglial colonization of the developing brain: Implications for long-term neural
and behavioral outcomes.
 
12:00 pm Lunch – Marriott Room, Campus Center (11th floor)
 
1:00 pm Career Development Workshops – Integrative Learning Center (various rooms)
 
2:00 pm Tracy Bale, University of Pennsylvania
Maternal stress impacts on the microbiome and neurodevelopment: How the bugs got into your gut.
 
2:50 pm Colin Saldanha, American University
Specificity in secreted signalling: The precision of steroid delivery in the songbird brain.
 
3:40 pm Break
 
4:00 pm Harold Zakon, University of Texas, Austin
Deja vu all over again: Convergent evolution in electric fish.
 
5:00 pm Poster Session and Drinks – Marriott Room, Campus Center, 11th floor
 
6:00 pm Closing Remarks and Banquet Dinner