Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Behavioral Neuroscience Symposium
Jacqueline Crawley, PhD—University of California, Davis
Michela Gallagher, PhD—Johns Hopkins University
Brian Knutson, PhD—Stanford University
Anatol Kreitzer, PhD—Gladstone Institutes, UCSF
Elisabeth Murray, PhD—National Institute of Mental Health
Paul Phillips, PhD—University of Washington
Peter Rapp, PhD—National Institute on Aging
Linda Wilbrecht, PhD—University of California, Berkeley

Behavioral Core Consortium
Robert Berman, PhD—University of California, Davis
Shari Birnbaum, PhD—University of Texas, Southwestern
Barbara Caldarone, PhD—Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
T. Michael Gill, PhD—Gladstone Institutes
Dani Smith, PhD—Johns Hopkins University


Behavioral Neuroscience Symposium • November 1, 2016 • 8:30am–5:30pm
8:30–9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00–9:10am Lennart Mucke, Welcome Address
9:10–9:15am T. Michael Gill, Symposium Introduction
9:15–9:55am Elisabeth Murray, National Institute of Mental Health
“Adapting in Minutes and Millions of Years: Prefrontal Mechanisms for Value Updating”
9:55–10:35am Linda Wilbrecht, University of California, Berkeley
“Sculpting the Frontal Cortex: the Brain’s Topiary Arts”
10:35–10:50am Morning Break
10:50–11:30am Michela Gallagher, Johns Hopkins University
“Gaps and Bridges: Translating on the Function of Neurocognitive Systems from Rodents to Primates”
11:30–12:10pm Brian Knutson, Stanford University
“Neural Prediction of Risky Choice: from Rats to Retail”
12:10–1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30–2:10pm Paul Phillips, University of Washington
“Dopamine and Decision Making”
2:10–2:50pm Anatol Kreitzer, Gladstone Institutes, UCSF
“Function of Basal Ganglia Circuits in Movement and Action Selection”
2:50–3:05pm Afternoon Break
3:05–3:45pm Jacqueline Crawley, University of California, Davis
“Evaluating Behavioral Phenotypes in Mouse Models of Autism, to Investigate Genetic Hypotheses and Discover Pharmacological Therapeutics”
3:45–4:25pm Peter Rapp, National Institute on Aging
“Neurocognitive Aging: from Synapses to Neural Networks”
4:25–4:30pm T. Michael Gill, Concluding Remarks
4:30–5:30pm Reception
Behavioral Core Consortium Meeting • November 2, 2016 • 8:30am–12:30pm
8:30–9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00–9:05am T. Michael Gill, Consortium Introduction
9:05–9:35am Rob Berman, University of California, Davis
“Rat Behavioral Testing: What’s New and What’s Old?”
9:35–10:05am Dani Smith, Johns Hopkins University
“Object Recognition Tasks: Adaptation of a Novel Approach to Reduce Experimental Variability”
10:05–10:35am Shari Birnbaum, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
“Assessment of Cognitive Changes Following Radiation Exposure"
10:35–10:50am Morning Break
10:50–11:20am Barbara Calderone, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
“Cognitive Testing in Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease Mouse Models”
11:20–11:50am T. Michael Gill, Gladstone Institutes
“Mouse Behavioral Testing: Learning to Avoid in Space”
11:50–12:30pm Open Forum Discussion with Core Consortium Panel
12:30–12:35pm T. Michael Gill, Concluding Remarks
12:35–2:30pm Core Consortium—Closed Meeting



Sponsored by:

Genentech, Clever Sys, Inc., and the Gladstone Institutes

Sponsorship Opportunities
There are additional sponsorships available. Please contact us to learn more.


November 2, 2016
8:30am-12:30pm PDT
Mahley Auditorium

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.