Symposium Program

8:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

9:00 a.m.

Opening Introduction

9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

9:25 a.m.

I. Keynote Lecture

Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., Children’s National Health System – Environmental influences on developmental myelination after neonatal brain injury

10:25 a.m.

Coffee Break

II. Environmental Effects on Oligodendrocyte: From Social Stress to Viruses and Physical Forces

10:45 a.m.

Anna Jagielska, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Mimicking the mechanical niche of oligodendrocytes

11:15 a.m.

Jia Liu, Ph.D., Advanced Science Research Center at GC/CUNY – Region specific myelin differences define behavioral consequences of chronic social stress in mice

11:45 a.m.

Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center – Herpes in the brain- not a benign resident

12:15 p.m.

Lunch & Poster Session

III. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Modulators of Oligodendrocyte Development

2:00 p.m.

Pablo Paez, Ph.D., University at Buffalo – Modulation of oligodendrocyte development by voltage-operated calcium channels

2:30 p.m.

Orna Issler, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – Sex- and cell type-specific roles for long non-coding RNAs in depression

2:50 p.m.

Akiko Nishiyama, M.D., Ph.D., University of Connecticut at Storrs – The role of microglial Neuropilin-1 in oligodendrocyte development and myelin repair

3:20 p.m.

Coffee Break

IV. Astrocytic and Microglial Function in Physiological and Pathological States

3:40 p.m.

Ana Badimon, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – The Role of Microglia in Striatal Neuron Modulation

4:00 p.m.

Shane Liddelow, Ph.D., NYU Langone Medical Center – What do reactive astrocytes do?

4:30 p.m.

Sam Horng, M.D., Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – Bidirectional Regulation of CNS Inflammation by Reactive Astrocytes

5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Poster Session Winners

5:30 p.m.