10th Annual Tufts Neuroscience Symposium & William Shucart Lecture

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Behrakis Auditorium, Jaharis Building

150 Harrison Avenue

Boston, MA 02111

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Join us on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 for the 10th Annual Tufts Neuroscience Symposium and William Shucart Lecture.

This day-long event features diverse speakers from around the country, and consistently brings together many from Neuroscience disciplines in the Boston area for a day of educational talks and discussions. It is concluded by a lecture that honors Dr. William Shucart, former professor and chair of Neurosurgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.

All talks will take place in the Behrakis Auditorium, located on the 1st floor of the Jaharis Building at 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston. Registration and breakfast refreshments will be available starting at 8:30 am and the talks will begin promptly at 9:00 am.

Registration is free but required. Lunch will be provided to all who register prior to September 27th.

Event Schedule:

8:30-9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

9:00-9:10 am

Opening Remarks - Giuseppina Tesco, MD, PhD, Symposium Director

9:10-9:50 am

"Human pluripotent stem cells for modeling and treating neural disease"

Lorenz Studer, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

9:50-10:30 am

"Progenitor cell-based modeling and treatment of glial diseases"

Steven Goldman, MD, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center

10:30-10:45 am


10:45-11:25 am

"Using stem cells to explore the genetics underlying neuropsychiatric disease"

Kristen Brennand, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

11:25 am-12:15 pm

Tufts Neuroscience Postdoc & Graduate Student Presentations

12:15-1:45 pm

Lunch for all registered attendees

2:00-2:40 pm

"Accelerated in vitro models of neurodevelopmental disorders"

Michael Wells, PhD
Eggan Lab, Harvard University

2:40-3:20 pm

"Stem cell models of tauopathies"

Celeste Karch, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis

3:30-4:00 pm


4:00-5:00 pm - SHUCART LECTURE

"CNS immune privilege: Why and how?"

Jonathan Kipnis, PhD
University of Virginia

5:15-6:00 pm

Shucart Reception

We hope to see you there!

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150 Harrison Avenue

Boston, MA 02111

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