Joint Symposium on Neural Computation
This annual meeting brings together scientists from universities in southern California to discuss topics broadly related to computational neuroscience. This year's
The keynote address will be given by Caltech professor David Anderson on the subject of "Neural control of social behaviors and internal states." Other confirmed speakers will include:
Saket Navlaka - Salk Institute
There will also be a poster session for grad students and postdocs. More information at this website.
Keynote speaker David Anderson is Caltech's Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received his AB from Harvard University (biochemical sciences, summa cum laude) and his PhD in cell biology from the Rockefeller University, where he trained with Nobel Laureate Günter Blobel, and did his postdoctoral training at Columbia University with Nobel Laureate Richard Axel.
Anderson's research focuses on the study of neural circuits that control emotional behaviors in animal models. He has been at the forefront of developing and applying new technologies for neural-circuit manipulation, such as optogenetics and pharmacogenetics, to the study of emotional behaviors such as fear, anxiety, and aggression in both mice and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. His work in mice is currently focused on limbic circuits, including the amygdala and hypothalamus, and their role in aggression.
Registration is required to ensure sufficient food during coffee breaks and lunch and to ensure sufficient poster boards:
*Registration is Required