Salk Institute
Motor Systems Symposium
Motor Systems 2013
7:30am Bus pickup downtown
8:00am - 9:15am Registration and Breakfast
9:15am - 11:00am Short Talk Session 1: Spinal Cord-intrinsic Networks
9:15am – 9:25am Graziana Gatto, Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
“Genetic Evidence that EphA4 Shedding is Required for Spinal Motor Neuron Guidance”
9:25am – 9:40am Sonia Paixao, Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
“Role of EphA4 in Sensorimotor Circuits”
9:40am – 10:00am Kimberly Dougherty, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
“Locomotor Rhythm Generation Linked to Spinal Shox2 Excitatory Interneurons”
10:00am – 10:20am Ariel Levine, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
“A Spinal Cellular Basis for Motor Coordination”
10:20am – 10:40am Simon Gosgnach, University of Alberta, Canada
“Regional Distribution dI6 Interneurons in the Mammalian Spinal Cord”
10:40am – 11:00am Andreas Husch, Cornell University
“Spinal Cord Injury Increases Baseline Firing and Serotonin Sensitivity but Not Bistability in Mouse Spinal Nuerons”
11:00am - 11:30am AM Break
11:30am - 12:15pm Plenary Lecture 1:
Ole Kiehn, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
“Deciphering the Organisation of Spinal Circuits Controlling Locomotion in Mammals”
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm - 2:00pm Plenary Lecture 2:
Ansgar Buschges, University of Cologne, Germany
“Neural Control of Locomotion: The Insect Perspective”
2:00pm - 3:00pm Short Talk Session 2: Descending Pathways
2:00pm – 2:20pm Eiman Azim, Columbia University
“V2a Propriospinal Neurons Establish an Internal Feedback Circuit for Skilled Reaching”
2:20pm – 2:40pm Kristen Severi, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere, France
“Modulation of Swimming Speed in the Larval Zebrafish: Descending Controls to Spinal Circuits”
2:40pm – 3:00pm Andreas Karadamakis, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
“The Intrinsic Operation of the Lamprey Tectum - From Retina to Motor Command”
3:00pm - 3:30pm PM Break
3:30pm - 4:50pm Short Talk Session 3: Sensory and Hindbrain
3:30pm – 3:50pm Bo Duan, Harvard Medical School
“Spinal Somatostatin-expressing Excitatory Interneurons Process Mechanical Pain and Itch”
3:50pm – 4:10pm Xiaoke Chen, Stanford University
“Coding the Cutaneous Temperature in the Spinal Cord”
4:10pm – 4:30pm Kaiwen Kam, University of California, Los Angeles
“Rhythm and Pattern Generation in the Neural Control of Breathing”
4:30pm – 4:50pm Jeffrey Moore, University of California, San Diego
“The Central Pattern Generator for Rhythmic Whisking”
5:00pm - 6:30pm Reception and Poster Session
6:30pm – 8:30pm Dinner
8:45pm Bus departs for downtown

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