Tuesday, May 16th - 8:00am to 6:00pm


McGovern Institute Spring 2017 Symposium

46-3002 Singleton Auditorium
Public welcome

Registration required. Click here to register.

TITLE: Neuromodulators- Key Regulators of Brain and Behavior

DATE: Tuesday May 16, 2017

TIME: 8:30am – 5:00pm

LOCATION: MIT Bldg 46-3002 (Singleton Auditorium)

QUESTIONS? Naomi Berkowitz | naomiber@mit.edu | 617.715.5396

Registration is required and space is limited.



8:30 am
Continental Breakfast Served in Atrium

9:00 am – 9:10 am
GLORIA CHOI, McGovern Institute

Welcoming Remarks

Session I (Chair: Yingxi Lin, McGovern Institute)

9:10 am 
TALI KIMCHI, Weizmann Institute of Science
Neurobiology of sex differences in social behavior

9:50 am
MINMIN LUONational Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing
Reward processing by the dorsal raphe
10:30 am

10:50 am
NAOSHIGE UCHIDAHarvard University 
Multiple dopamine systems
11:30 am
GERALD RUBINHoward Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus 
Learning and memory in drosophila
12:10 pm
Lunch in Atrium
Session II (Chair: Mark Harnett, McGovern Institute)
01:00 pm
JEFFREY FRIEDMANHoward Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University

01:40 pm
JONATHAN KIPNISUniversity of Virginia
Meningeal lymphatics: a 'route' for behavioral modulation

02:20 pm
SUSAN DYMECKI, Harvard Medical School
Mapping molecular and functional subtypes of brain serotonergic neurons: from breathing to behavior

03:00 pm 

03:20 pm
RICHARD PALMITERHoward Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington
Deciphering a neuronal circuit that mediates threats

04:00 pm
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Berkeley 
Neural circuits controlling sleep

04:40 pm
BOB DESIMONE, McGovern Institute

Closing Remarks

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm