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Sunday, February 13 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Registration
Arrival and Registration
Room: Pre Function


Sunday, February 13 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Mixer

Room: Granhall
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Monday, February 14 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast

Room: Granhall


Monday, February 14 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Keynote Address
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Mountain/Lake


David Julius, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Natural Products as Probes of the Pain Pathway: From Physiology to Atomic Structure

Monday, February 14 | 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Plenary AM
Sensory Signals Driving Social Interactions
Room: Mountain/Lake


Ishmail John Abdus-Saboor, University of Pennsylvania, USA
A Skin-to-Brain Circuit for Social Touch

Coffee Break

Lisa Stowers, The Scripps Research, USA
How Olfaction Drives Behavior

Susana Lima, Champalimaud Research, Portugal
Central Circuits that Promote Sexual Behavior

† Deborah D. Rupert, Stony Brook University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Short Talk: Methyl CpG Binding Protein 2 Mutation in Parvalbumin-Positive Interneurons, But Not Other Subpopulations, Alters Auditory Cortical Plasticity in Responses to Ultrasonic Vocalizations

Monday, February 14 | 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Plenary
NIH Brain Initiative Outreach
Room: Mountain/Lake


James Gnadt, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA

Karen K. David, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA

Monday, February 14 | 11:30AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch



Monday, February 14 | 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup

Room: Bay


Monday, February 14 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing

Room: Bay


Monday, February 14 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop
Workshop 1
Room: Mountain/Lake


Farin B. Bourojeni, McGill University / IRCM, Canada
Genetic Identification of a Spinothalamic Pathway for Somatosensory Integration during Locomotion

Rahul Garg, Stowers institute for medical research, USA
Cholinergic Input Modulates Early Sensory Processing to Enhance Goal Directed Behavior

Predrag Jovanovic, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Acute Activation of Olfactory Neurons Results in Sex-specific Modulation of Energy Homeostasis

Richard Kramer, University of California, USA
Inhibiting Retinoic Acid Mitigates Vision Loss in Mice Undergoing Photoreceptor Degeneration

Kara Marshall, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Lighting Up Mechanosensation

Slav Bagriantsev, Yale University, USA
Lamellar Cells in Mechanosensory Corpuscles are Touch Sensors


Kenichi Toma, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Genetic Assembly of Direction-selective Circuits

Yujuan Su, University of California, San Diego, USA
A Neural Circuit for Allergen-Induced Airway Constriction in Lung

Monday, February 14 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available

Room: Pre Function


Monday, February 14 | 5:00PM - 6:45PM
Plenary PM
Sensational Sensation
Room: Mountain/Lake


Cynthia F. Moss, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Bat Echolocation: 3D Auditory Scene Analysis

Gary R. Lewin, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Sensory Perception in the Naked Mole Rats

Sophie Scott, University College London, UK
Human Sensory Processing of Vocalization

Gregory Charles Nordmann, LMU Munich, Germany
Short Talk: From Central Representation to Sensory Reception: A Global Screen for Magnetic Field-driven Neuronal Activity in the Pigeon Brain

Kelly Jameson, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Short Talk: Dissecting Influences of the Gut Microbiome on Vagal Neuronal Activity

Monday, February 14 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Dinner

Room: Granhall
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Monday, February 14 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Posters
Poster Session 1
Room: Bay


Monday, February 14 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Social Hour

Room: Bay
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Tuesday, February 15 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast

Room: Granhall


Tuesday, February 15 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Plenary AM
Sensing Force: Molecules to Circuits
Room: Mountain/Lake


Ulrich Mueller, Johns Hopkins University/The Solomon H. Snyder, USA
Mechanotransduction in Hearing and Auditory Circuit Development

Ardem Patapoutian, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Mechanical Sensing in Somatosensation and Interoception

Coffee Break

David D. Ginty, HHMI/Harvard Medical School, USA
Mechanosensory Neurons and Central Circuits of Touch

Rachel Clary, University of California - Berkeley, USA
Short Talk: The Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Sensory Neuron and Merkel-cell Remodeling are Decoupled During Epidermal Homeostasis

Charles Dhong, University of Delaware, USA
Short Talk: Materials Chemistry Approaches to Controlling Tactile Cues Reveals Fundamental Percepts

Xiangyu Ren, The Salk Institute, USA
Short Talk: A Dedicated Spinoparabrachial Pathway for Mechanical Itch

Tuesday, February 15 | 11:00AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch



Tuesday, February 15 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup

Room: Bay


Tuesday, February 15 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing

Room: Bay


Tuesday, February 15 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available

Room: Pre Function


Tuesday, February 15 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Plenary PM
Making Sense of Sense
Room: Mountain/Lake


Markus Meister, California Institute of Technology, USA
The Standard Model of the Retina

Sandeep Robert Datta, Harvard Medical School, USA
A Transcriptional Rheostat Couples Past Activity
to Future Sensory Responses


Jennifer M. Li, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
Internal State Dynamics Shape Brainwide Activity and Foraging Behavior

Lisa Giocomo, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Encoding Spatial Information

Elizabeth L. Hanson Moss, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: A Distributed Odor Code in the Olfactory Bulb of Awake, Behaving mice

Min Jung, Genentech Inc, USA
Short Talk: Distinct Transcriptional Programs are Revealed in Cross-species Single-nucleus atlas of Dorsal Root Ganglia(DRG) Sensory Neurons

Tuesday, February 15 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Dinner

Room: Granhall
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Tuesday, February 15 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Posters
Poster Session 2
Room: Bay


Tuesday, February 15 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Social Hour

Room: Bay
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Wednesday, February 16 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast

Room: Granhall


Wednesday, February 16 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Plenary AM
Pain, Anesthesia, and the Internal State
Room: Mountain/Lake


Gregory Scherrer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
The Neural Basis of Pain Unpleasantness and Its Modulation

Fan Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Circuits in Affective Pain

Coffee Break

Alexander Chesler, NCCIH, National Institutes of Health, USA
Decoding Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms for Somatosensory Discrimination

Sebastian Poliak, Kallyope, USA
Towards Therapeutic Targeting of the Gut-Brain Axis

Matthew R. Banghart, UC San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Descending Neural Pathways Drive Placebo Analgesia

Rahul P. Patel, UNC-Chapel Hill, USA
Short Talk: Automated Evaluation of Spontaneous Pain

Sung Han, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Short Talk: From the Spinal Cord to the Amygdala: Dissecting Affective Pain Pathways

Wednesday, February 16 | 11:00AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch



Wednesday, February 16 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop
Workshop 2
Room: Mountain/Lake


Li Ye, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Clearing Mammalian Bodies to Visualize the Intact Sensory Systems

Josef Turecek, Harvard Medical School, USA
A Convergent Spinal Cord-brainstem Circuit for Shaping the Central Representation of Touch

Jacob P. Brandt, University of Notre Dame, USA
Deciphering Neural Progenitor Fate in Developing Sensory Ganglia via in vivo Synchronized Calcium Activity

Xin Duan, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Trans-Seq: Translating Transcriptomics to Connectomics at Retinotectal Synapses

Satoru Miura, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Differential Processing of Self-generated and External Motion by Mouse Visual Cortex

Chen Ran, Harvard Medical School, USA
The Coding of Internal Senses in the Brainstem

Wei Li, NIH, USA
Cellular Adaptation for Optimal Sensory Reception - Mitochondria in Photoreceptors Act as Microlenses to Enhance Photon Delivery and Confer Directional Sensitivity

Sampurna Chakrabarti, Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Elkin1 is a Novel Mechanosensory Protein for Detecting Light Touch

Wednesday, February 16 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available

Room: Pre Function


Wednesday, February 16 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Plenary PM
Homeostatic Sensation Controls Behavior
Room: Mountain/Lake


Stephen Liberles, Harvard Medical School, USA
Internal Sensory Systems

Scott M. Sternson, HHMI/University of California, San Diego, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Elaine Y. Hsiao, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
The Microbiome in Gut-Brain Signaling

Zhikai Liu, Harvard medical school, USA
Short Talk: The Organization of the Gravity-sensing system in Zebrafish

Lisa Beutler, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Inflammatory Cytokines Rapidly Modulate Gut-brain Axis Activity to Induce Anorexia

Wednesday, February 16 | 6:45PM - 7:00PM
Plenary
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Room: Mountain/Lake


Wednesday, February 16 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Dinner

Room: Granhall


Wednesday, February 16 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour

Room: Granhall
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Wednesday, February 16 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Cash Bar

Room: Granhall


Thursday, February 17 | 8:29AM - 8:29AM
Departure



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