Program

NeuroRNA symposium schedule

1:00 - 1:15    Introduction
1:15 - 2:05    Opening keynote speaker, Kelsey Martin (UCLA), "Spatial regulation of gene expression during synapse formation and neuronal plasticity"
2:05 - 2:25    Short talk, Kenneth Kwan (Yale), "Species-Dependent Post-transcriptional Regulation in the Developing Neocortex"
2:25 - 2:45    Short talk, Boyan Bonev (Harvard), "The long non-coding RNA linc-Brn1b is required for the proper development of the cerebral cortex"
2:45 - 3:00    Coffee break
3:05 - 3:30    Short talk, Mustafa Sahin (Boston Children's Hospital), "MicroRNAs in SMA"
3:30 - 3:50    Short talk, Adam Norris (Harvard), "A pair of RNA binding proteins regulate neuron-subtype specific alternative splicing in C. elegans"
3:50 - 4:10    Short talk, Christopher Donnelly (Johns Hopkins), "The repetitive story of the C9ORF72 gene, RNA toxicity, and ALS"
4:10 - 4:35    Short talk, Robin Reed (Harvard), "A molecular link between the motor neurons diseases SMA and ALS"
4:35 - 4:50    Break
4:55 - 5:15    Short talk, Jernej Murn (Boston Children's Hospital), "Neuronal zinc finger protein Unkempt binds RNA to induce cell polarization"
5:15 - 6:05    Closing keynote speaker, Robert Darnell (Rockefeller), "Mapping RNA Complexity in the Brain"
6:05 - 7:30    Reception and posters