The Neurotech 2017 symposium presents talks by neurotechnology pioneers whose cutting-edge innovations are changing the face of neurobiological research from molecules to cognition. The symposium is open to the public, but registration is required and seating is limited.

PROGRAM

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017

8:30 am                    CHECK-IN / COFFEE IN ATRIUM

9:00-9:10 am            ED BOYDEN & ALAN JASANOFF, MIT
Welcoming remarks 

SESSION ONE

9:10-9:55 am            AMY PALMER, University of Colorado Boulder
Illuminating and quantifying biochemistry in living cells                     

9:55-10:40 am          MICHEL MAHARBIZ, University of California, Berkeley
Recent advances in neural dust: An ultrasonic platform for interfacing to nerves and organs

10:40-11:00 am        BREAK

SESSION TWO

11:00-11:45 am         MARK BATHE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Multiplexed confocal and super-resolution fluorescence imaging of cytoskeletal and neuronal synapse proteins

11:45-12:30 pm         ALIPASHA VAZIRI, Rockefeller University
Optical tools for unraveling whole-brain neuronal circuit dynamics underlying behavior

12:30-1:30 pm          LUNCH

SESSION THREE

1:30-2:15 pm            ALLA KARPOVA, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Expanding the toolkit for circuit dissection                            

2:15-3:00 pm            ANTHONY ZADOR, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Sequencing the connectome

3:00-3:20 pm            BREAK

SESSION FOUR

3:20-4:05 pm            SUZANA HERCULANO-HOUZEL, Vanderbilt University
The human advantage: Technology begets more neurons beget more technology

4:05-4:50 pm            ANDREAS TOLIAS, Baylor College of Medicine
The fabric of the neocortex: Reverse engineering neocortical intelligence

4:50 pm                    RECEPTION IN ATRIUM