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Neuroscience Day at Dartmouth 2019

Join us for the 33rd Annual Neuroscience Day at Dartmouth College!

This day-long event highlights neuroscience research contributions at Dartmouth and features expert talks, a poster session, a panel discussion, and a keynote lecture. Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided to those who have registered by the registration close date.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Register and/or Submit a Poster Abstract

Important Dates

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Registration Opens

Friday, April 5, 2019
Registration Closes

Keynote Plenary:

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Distinguished Professor, Biology, University of Utah 

About the Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Erik Jorgensen received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Animal Resources from the University of California at Berkeley in 1979. He completed his graduate work with Dr. Richard Garber and received his Ph.D. from the Department of Genetics at  the University of Washington in 1981. Postdoctoral work was conducted in H. Robert Horvitz’s laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where Jorgensen initiated studies into the genetic basis of GABA transmission in the nematode C. elegans. In 1994 Jorgensen established his own laboratory in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah. Jorgensen is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biology and an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Human Genetics and Bioengineering. In 2005, Jorgensen was named an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Jorgensen has held the position of Visiting Scientist at Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany since 2013. Dr. Jorgensen studies the molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission using the nematode C. elegans and the mouse. His studies have focused on four main areas: neurotransmitters, exocytosis, endocytosis and genome engineering.


8:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast, Coffee, and Poster Set-up
9:00 am – 9:05 am Opening Remarks
9:05 am – 9:30 am Amanda Crocker, Middlebury
9:35 am – 9:45 am Selected Talk from Abstracts
9:50 am – 10:15 am Giovanni Bosco, Dartmouth
10:20 am – 10:30 am Selected Talk from Abstracts
 10:40 am –12:00 pm Poster Session
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:25 pm Katherine Nautiyal, Dartmouth
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm Selected Talk from Abstracts
1:45 pm – 2:10 pm Josef Trapani, Amherst
2:15 pm – 2:25 pm Selected Talk from Abstracts
2:30 pm – 2:50 pm Coffee
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Plenary Talk

Erik Jorgensen, University of Utah

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Social