Neuroscience 2015 Satellite Symposium

Imaging neuronal activity in freely-moving animals to link neural circuit dynamics to precise behavioral states

Understanding how brain activation mediates behaviors is a central goal of systems neuroscience. Through the years several techniques have been developed for fluorescence imaging in the brain of awake, behaving animals in order to elucidate the cellular activity underlying brain function, neuronal networks involved in cognitive processes and/or behavior. These techniques open up a way to better understand disease processes and can contribute to discovery of potential therapies that intervene in those processes.

Efficient automated systems are thus essential tools for conducting these complex experiments and for analyzing the large quantities of data generated. Cross talks between technologies and behavioral experts, and among users of automated systems are important for further expansion of such systems. This satellite symposium will feature leading experts in the field that will discuss their latest developments and techniques for revealing the upstream neuronal activity underlying behavior.


Registration is free of charge. Space is limited, so please register early. Refreshments will be served.

Symposium program & speakers

6:30 PM Welcome and introduction by Dr. Lucas Noldus

Noldus Information Technology, The Netherlands

6:40 PM Dr. Joshua Jennings
Imaging neuronal activity in freely-moving animals to link neural circuit dynamics to precise behavioral states

Stanford University, CA, USA

7:05 PM Dr. Michael Bruchas
Imaging CA1-hippocampal neuronal ensembles during nicotine-dependent contextual associations

Washington University, USA

7:30 PM Dr. Mazen Kheirbek
Visualizing hippocampal network dynamics in anxiety-related behavior

Columbia University, NY, USA

7:55 PM Dr. Gregory Scherrer
The evolution of amygdala neuronal ensembles encoding neuropathic pain states

Stanford University, CA, USA

8:20 PM Interactive plenary discussion

Event details

Date: Monday, October 19, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago
Meeting Room: Comiskey

For further information and registration, please contact:

Yvonne Humphrey (Noldus Information Technology, Inc. )
Phone: (703) 771-0440 / (800) 355-9541