A 2016 joint symposium of the McGovern Institutes at MIT, Peking University, Tsinghua University and Beijing Normal University

From Cells to Cognition: Understanding Brain Function in Health and Disease

TITLE: “From Cells to Cognition: Understanding Brain Function in Health and Disease”
DATE: Tuesday November 8, 2016
TIME: 8:30am – 5:00pm
LOCATION: MIT Bldg 46-3002 (Singleton Auditorium)
QUESTIONS? Naomi Berkowitz | naomiber@mit.edu | 617.715.5396
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8:30 am
Continental Breakfast Served in Atrium

9:00 am – 9:10 am
ROBERT DESIMONE | McGovern Institute
Welcoming Remarks

Session I (Chair: TBA)

9:10 am – 9:50 am
BAILONG XIAO | IDG/McGovern Institute, Tsinghua University
In touch with the mechanosensitive Piezo channels: structure, ion permeation and mechano-gating

9:50 am – 10:30 am
JING YANG | IDG/McGovern Institute, Peking University
The mechanism underlying neuronal response to axonal injury

10:30 am – 10:45 am

10:45 am – 11:25 am
JUN YAO | IDG/McGovern Institute, Tsinghua University
Ca2+ dependent synaptic vesicle cycling

11:25 am – 12:05 pm
YONG ZHANG | IDG/McGovern Institute, Peking University
Visualizing AMPA receptor synaptic plasticity in vivo

12:05 pm – 01:30 pm
Poster Session and Lunch in Atrium

Session II (Chair: TBA)

1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
McGovern Institute, MIT
Thalamic reticular nucleus dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders

2:10 pm – 2:50 pm
HUAN LUO | IDG/McGovern Institute, Peking University
Serial-like sampling of visual objects during sustained attention

2:50 pm – 3:30 pm
XIAOHONG WAN | IDG/McGovern Institute Beijing Normal University
Investigating neural mechanisms of metacognition

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

3:45 pm – 4:25 pm
YINA MA | IDG/McGovern Institute, Beijing Normal University
Oxytocin and social adaptation

4:25 pm – 5:05 pm
BO HONG | IDG/McGovern Institute, Tsinghua University
Spatio-temporal organization and assembly of human cortical networks

5:05 pm – 6:05 pm
Reception 5th floor overlooking Atrium

Supported by Hugo Shong and the McGovern Institutes