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Neural Signaling

Organized by Solomon H. Snyder, M.D., and Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.

February 15-17, 2001
Washington, DC

Brain Messengers
Sackler Lecture

Day 1:

Introductory Remarks
Solomon Snyder

Session I: Inter- and Intracellular Signaling in the Nervous System
Solomon Snyder, Chair

Molecular Mechanisms in Synaptic Vesicle Endocytosis and Recycling
Pietro DeCamilli, Yale University

AMPA Receptors and Synaptic Plasticity
Richard L. Huganir, HHMI, Johns Hopkins University

The Brain's Own Cannabis
Roger Nicoll, University of California, San Francisco

Retrograde Signaling Associated with LTP/LTD
Moo Ming Poo, University of California, Berkeley

Session II: Inter- and Intracellular Signaling in the Nervous System (cont'd)
Richard Huganir, Chair

Molecular Regulation of Ion Channels
Lily Jan, University of California, San Francisco

Signal Transduction Pathways that Regulate Nervous System Development and Function
Michael Greenberg, Harvard University

Olfactory Diversity and Olfactory Behavior: A Novel Lateral Signaling Pathway that Requires Axon Contact and Calcium Signaling
Cori Bargmann, University of California, San Francisco

Presenilin, Notch and the Genesis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
Dennis Selkoe, Harvard University

Day 2:

Session III: Signaling in the Developing Nervous System
Cori Bargmann, Chair

Establishing and Maintaining an Olfactory Sensory Map
Richard Axel, Columbia University

Signaling in Axon Growth and Guidance
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, University of California, San Francisco

Wiring Up the Brain: Genes, Gradients, and Growth Cones
Corey Goodman, University of California, Berkeley

Nature and Nurture in Brain Wiring
Carla Shatz, Harvard University

Session IV: Drugs and Disease and Signalling in the Nervous System
Carla Shatz, Chair

Molecular Basis of Drug Addiction
Eric Nestler, Dallas Southwestern Medical School

Interplay Between Dopamine, Glutamate and Serotonin Systems in Mice Lacking the Dopamine Transporter
Marc Caron, Duke University

Zinc-Mediated Neural Signaling
Dennis Choi, Washington University

The Neurobiology of Dopamine Signaling
Paul Greengard, Rockefeller University

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