13th Annual KIBM Symposium on Innovative Research & INC Cognitive Neuroscience Spring Retreat


Saturday, May 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Continental Breakfast at 8:30am


University of California, San Diego
San Diego Supercomputer Center, Auditorium, Room EB211
10100 John Jay Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

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13th Annual KIBM Symposium on Innovative Research

Chair: Ralph Greenspan

9:00 a.m.
Ralph Greenspan, Associate Director, KIBM
9:15 a.m. Duygu Kuzum, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Neuro-Clear: Transparent Graphene Arrays for Multimodal Probing of Brain Circuits
9:30 a.m.
Chen-Min Yeh, Salk
Identifying causality beyond correlation between neurons from the whole brain of larval zebrafish under hypoxic stress
9:45 a.m.
Richard Gao, UCSD Cognitive Science
Spontaneous oscillatory network dynamics in developing human cortical organoids
10:00 a.m.
Tom Franken, Salk
Thinking vision: Corticocortical Feedback in Figure-Ground Segregation
10:15 a.m.
Jen-Yung Chen, UCSD Neurobiology
The organization principle of the peripheral olfactory system in Drosophila
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.
Sophie Aimon, Salk/ UCSD KIBM
Studying the roots of agency in the Drosophila brain
11:00 a.m.
Anna Mai, UCSD Linguistics
Using machine learning to discover acoustic cues for emotion in vocalizations
11:15 a.m.
Phil Kyriakakis, UCSD Bioengineering/Center for Neural Repair
An optogenetic tool for polysynaptic connectomics
11:30 a.m.
Shyam Srinivasan, UCSD KIBM
Robustness Strategies of the Olfactory Circuit
11:45 a.m.
Matthew Banghart, UCSD Neurobiology
A novel platform for fluorescent sensors of neuropeptide signaling
12:00 p.m. Lunch

Institute for Neural Computation Annual Spring Retreat on Cognitive Neuroscience

Chair: Terrence Sejnowski, Co-Director of INC

1:30 p.m.
Bruce McNaughton, Keynote Speaker, Professor, UC Irvine Neurobiology - 
Hippocampal index theory revisited
2:30 p.m.
Stefan Leutgeb, Professor, UCSD Neurobiology - 
Dependence of memory on precisely timed oscillations
3:30 p.m.
3:15 p.m.

Training Program in Cognitive Neuroscience Blitz Talks

Chair: Eric Halgren, Professor of Radiology

Robert Kim, UCSD Neurosciences, Predoctoral Fellow
Dynamic subtypes of schizophrenia

Ethan McBride, UCSD Neurosciences, Predoctoral Fellow
Local and global influences of spatial selection and locomotion on mouse V1

Aaron Sampson, UCSD Neurosciences, Predoctoral Fellow
Cross-Dynamical Delay Differential Analysis Reveals Information Flow During Hippocampal Ripples

Tammy Tran, UCSD Neurosciences, Predoctoral Fellow
Selective attention reduces the trial-by-trial variability of human EEG activity

Kari Hanson, UCSD Institute for Neural Computation, Postdoctoral Fellow
From genes to brains: correlating variation in structural anatomy with postmortem histology in Williams syndrome.

Lyle Muller, UCSD Institute for Neural Computation / Salk Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow
Traveling waves in cortex: spatiotemporal dynamics shape perceptual and cognitive processes

Josh Nichols, UCSD Neurosciences / Salk Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow
Cortical microcircuit connectivity of inhibitory subtypes

4:45 p.m. Terrence Sejnowski, Co-Director of INC
Closing remarks

Sponsored by the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind and the Institute for Neural Computation at the University of California, San Diego