The UCLA Dept of Neurobiology annual symposium will be held on Thursday, September 22nd at the Laurie and Steven C. Gordon Neuroscience Research Building from 1 pm – 5 pm with reception following.  All are welcome.  Speakers will include:  Anne Churchland, Hong-wei Dong, Nicholas Foster, Hakeem Lawal, and Yirong Peng,


1:00 p.m.        Paul Micevych, Ph.D.  Professor & Chair, Neurobiology

“Opening remarks”

 1:10 p.m.         Hong Wei Dong, Ph.D.  Professor, Neurobiology

“A Multi-Scale Connectivity Atlas of The Mouse Primary Motor Cortex”

 1:50 p.m.        YiRong Peng, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology & Neurobiology

“Molecular and Evolutionary Mapping of Neural-Circuit Specialization in High-Acuity Vision”

 2:30 p.m.        Break & Refreshments

 2:50 p.m.        Hakeem Lawal, Ph.D. Professor of Neuroscience, Delaware State

University & Associate Adjunct Professor, UCLA Neurobiology

“Synaptic Transmission and Consequences: A Tale of Two Neuro-

transmitters and Their Involvement in Aging and Parkinson’s Disease”

 3:30 p.m.        Nicholas Foster, Ph.D. Assistant Adjunct Professor, Neurobiology

“The Mouse Cortico-Basal Ganglia-Thalamic Network”

 4:10 p.m.        Anne Churchland, Ph.D. Professor, Neurobiology

“Decisions, Movements and Cell Types”