Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at The Forum on Columbia's Manhattanville Campus.
Monday, May 6th, 2019
3:00 pm: Registration and Check-in
4:00 pm: Opening remarks by Richard Axel, followed by Keynote Speaker Catherine Dulac (Harvard)
"Molecular, Cellular and Circuit-Level Control of Social Behaviors"
5:30 pm: Poster Session and Reception, Jerome L. Greene Science Center
8:00 pm: Storytelling Presentation by The Story Collider, Dear Mama (Greene Science Center ground floor)
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
**The Symposium livestream for Tuesday, May 7 will begin at 9:30 am.**
8:00 am: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am: David Anderson (Caltech)
"Neural Control of Innate Behaviors and Associated Internal States"
9:30 am: Vanessa Ruta (Rockefeller)
"Circuit Mechanisms of Behavioral Evolution"
10:00 am: Cori Bargmann (Rockefeller)
"Organizing Behaviors Across Timescales"
10:30 am: COFFEE BREAK
10:50 am: Christopher Walsh (Boston Children's Hospital)
"One Brain, Many Genomes: Somatic Mutations and Genomic Diversity in Human Brain"
11:20 am: Oscar Marín (King's College, London)
"Neuronal Diversity and Plasticity Mechanisms Underlying the Assembly of Cortical Circuits"
11:50 pm: Panel discussion with Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Cori Bargmann, Kelsey Martin and David Anderson, moderated by Rui Costa
12:30 pm: LUNCH BREAK
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm: Guided meditation and light yoga session (optional)
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm: Building tours of Greene Science Center (optional)
2:00 pm: Edward Chang (UCSF)
"The Neural Code of Speech"
2:30 pm: Surya Ganguli (Stanford)
"Self-organizing Neural Representations of Space Through Exploration"
3:00 pm: Leslie Vosshall (Rockefeller)
"Neurobiology of the World's Most Dangerous Animal"
3:30 pm: COFFEE BREAK
4:00 pm: Marc Tessier-Lavigne (Stanford)
"Wiring and Rewiring the Brain: Mechanisms of Axon Guidance and Plasticity"
4:30 pm: Kelsey Martin (UCLA), followed by closing remarks by Eric Kandel
"Synapse to Nuclear Signaling During Long-term Plasticity"
5:00 pm: Reception, Dear Mama
Details subject to change.