"Disruptive Innovations in Neuroscience"

2014 McGovern Institute Spring Symposium

"Disruptive Innovations in Neuroscience"


DATE: Friday May 2, 2014
TIME: 8:30am – 5:15pm
LOCATION: MIT Bldg 46-3002 (Singleton Auditorium)
QUESTIONS? Laura Dargus | ldargus@mit.edu | 617.715.5396

Registration is now closed. Selected talks from the symposium may be viewed in our video gallery.





8:30 am

9:00 am – 9:15 am
Robert Desimone and Feng Zhang, McGovern Institute
Welcoming Remarks

Session I

Chair: Alan Jasanoff, McGovern Institute

9:15 am – 9:55 am

Alice Ting (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Spatially-resolved proteomic mapping of living cells using engineered peroxidase reporters

9:55 am – 10:35 am
Alex Shalek (Harvard University)
Using single cell transcriptomics to explore cellular identity and uncover drivers of cellular behaviors
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10:35 am – 10:50 am

10:50 am – 11:30 am
Joseph Ecker (The Salk Institute)
Global epigenomic reconfiguration during mammalian brain development

11:30 am – 12:10 pm
Je Hyuk Lee (Harvard Medical School)
Highly multiplexed subcellular RNA sequencing in situ
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12:10 pm – 1:00 pm

Session II

Chair: Gloria Choi, McGovern Institute

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
Connie Cepko (Harvard University)
GFP as a regulator of biological activities
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1:40 pm – 2:20 pm
Kwanghun Chung (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
CLARITY and beyond: Towards fully-integrated multi-dimensional investigation of the brain

2:20 pm – 3:00 pm
Jeff Lichtman (Harvard University)
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3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Session III

Chair: Ed Boyden, McGovern Institute

3:15 pm – 3:55 pm
Michael Lin (Stanford University)
GFP as an optogenetic Swiss Army knife: new applications in voltage sensing, memory visualization, and optical control of protein activity
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3:55 pm – 4:35 pm
Loren Looger (HHMI, Janelia Farm)
New tools for imaging and controlling neurons in vivo

4:35 pm – 5:15 pm
Charles Lieber (Harvard University)
Nanoelectronics meets neuroscience: Novel tools for mapping to electronic therapeutics

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Reception in atrium