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NEUROFEST 2018: Brain Rewiring in Health and Disease

UC Davis Center for Neuroscience

Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)

NEUROFEST 2018: Brain Rewiring in Health and Disease

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Thank you for your interest in attending NeuroFest! This popular event has met capacity. Please email to be added to the waiting list. We will contact you should space becomes available. Thank you!

Join us for the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience's annual NeuroFest, a Brain Awareness Week public seminars and interactive experience:

Brain Rewiring in Health and Disease

Saturday, March 10, 2018

1:00 - 5:00 PM 

Meet esteemed UC Davis scientists and learn about the latest research breakthroughs in neurological diseases and disorders. Plus, enjoy brain-stimulating, interactive activities for all ages! You can see and touch real brain specimens at the Brain Zoo; marvel at the intricate morphology of nerve cells from different brain regions and how it changes to accommodate new long-term memories; purify real DNA to learn more about genes and their role in brain function and in disease; stimulate mind control; judge a poster competition and more! 

Seating is limited.  Please RSVP by March 1st.
Doors open at 1:00pm.  Interactive booths are available for visitors of all ages until 5:00pm.

1:00-1:45 p.m.
Visit interactive booths and poster presentations.  Vote for your favorite poster.

1:45 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
Kimberley McAllister, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Center for Neuroscience

2:00 p.m.
How the Brain Changes During Learning and in Disease
Karen Zito, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

2:30 p.m.
Brain and Cognitive Development in Typically and Atypically Developing Children
Susan Rivera, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

3:00 p.m.
Break: Visit interactive booths and vote for your favorite posters.

3:45 p.m.
The Brain is Like a Symphony; What Happens When the Conductor Goes Missing?
Gene Gurkoff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

4:15 p.m.
Brain Plasticity After Spinal Cord Injury
Karen Moxon, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

4:45-5:00 p.m.
Poster Awards and Closing Remarks
Diasynou Fioravante, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Co-Chair, NeuroFest

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Have questions about NEUROFEST 2018: Brain Rewiring in Health and Disease? Contact UC Davis Center for Neuroscience

When & Where

Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center
530 Alumni Lane
Davis, California 95616

Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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UC Davis Center for Neuroscience

The Center for Neuroscience is the interdisciplinary hub for neuroscience research and education at UC Davis.  We conduct cutting-edge research at all levels of the nervous system, from genes to behavior and through all stages of life.  We are committed to training the next generation of scientists and engaging the public in neuroscience research.

Our mission is to reveal how the brain works and to leverage these discoveries to promote health and advance treatments and cures for neurological and psychiatric disorders. 

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