NeuroRetreat 2019

The 2019 Neuroscience Retreat will be on May 16from 8:30-3:30 at Robb Hall at the Hintz Family Alumni Center. 

Registration for this event is now closed. If you missed the deadline, please email David Vandenbergh.


Wednesday May 15
6:30-9:00 p.m.Dinner, Nittany Lion Inn Dining Room, "The Penn State Room" 
7:30-8:30 p.m.PSU Featured SpeakerKent Vrana, Vesell Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, "Pennsylvania Act 16 and Medical Marijuana

Thursday, May 16Hintz Family Alumni Center's Robb Hall
8:30 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast (Lobby)
9:00 a.m.Poster Deadline: All Posters need to be set up in Robb Hall 
9:00 a.m.Opening Remarks: Dr. David Vandenbergh and presentations by: 
9:05-9:35 a.m.Steve Schiff, Director of the Center for Neural Engineering; Brush Chair Professor of Engineering; Neurosurgery, “Taking A Bite Out Of Global Infant Hydrocephalus: Brain Growth, Genes, and Predictive Control.” 
9:40-10:10 a.m.Roger Beaty, Assistant Professor of Psychology,"Network neuroscience of creative cognition: Mapping cognitive mechanisms and individual differences in the creating brain." 
10:10-10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.Tom Gould, Department Head & Shibley Professor of Biobehavioral Health "Translational Studies on the Effects of Developmental Nicotine Exposure on Adolescent and Adult Learning and Epigenetics"
11:00 to 12:00 p.m.Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Fulton, Dept. of Nutrition, University of Montreal, "Lipid signals connecting motivation and metabolism"
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.Lunch and Poster viewing, "Grad and Gab" - Separate students/faculty / Graduate Degree Program in Neuroscience at PSU-Separate students/faculty.  Overview of the graduate Program (Robb Hall)
1:30 to 2:00 p.m.Krish Sathian, Chair & Professor of Neurology, Neural & Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology "Cognitive rehabilitation of memory deficits"
2:30 to 3:00 p.m.Bruce Gluckman, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics; Neurosurgery; Biomedical Engineering "Observing Sleep
3:00-3:30 p.m. Gong Chen, Professor and Verne M. Willaman Chair in Life Sciences, Dept. of Biology, “Reconstruct Destructed Brain Circuits Through In Vivo Astrocyte-to-Neuron Conversion
3:30 p.m.Wrap up and free time to continue discussions. Those interested in stroke will meet in the Conference Room (across from Robb Hall) with Kirsten Bettermann.  If other groups would like to meet, it can be arranged.