Neurofutures 2018

“The 2018 Neurofutures conference in Seattle {partially organized by the Dynamic Brain Circuits Cluster} was a great opportunity for me to connect with other researchers from around the Pacific Northwest and to share our exciting new developments with the CHIMERA model.  I also appreciated the chance to connect with vendors such as Nanostring that are also located in the Pacific Northwest, who can benefit our research by enabling digital spatial profiling of gene expression and protein changes after traumatic brain injury. The perspectives and excellent science shared at Neurofutures is impressive.”

-Prof. Cheryl Wellington

The Dynamic Brain Circuits cluster sent several trainees to the Neurofutures 2018 conference at the University of Washington.

The conference kicked off on Wednesday night with a public lecture by Prof. A. David Redish from the University of Minnesota on “reading rat’s minds and listening to their dreams.”  Over 700 people attended Dr. Redish’s talk!

UBC sent 10 trainees sponsored by the Dynamic Brain Circuits cluster, including Sukriti Gupta, who presented a poster on a novel behavioral model for checking behaviors in rats:

Trainees presenting posters at the conference also participated in “lightning pitches”, 1 minute talks about their posters to encourage attendees to stop by during the poster sessions.  Students shown below are lined up in the lecture hall aisle waiting their turn for a 1-minute pitch session!

As a small conference, Neurofutures was also a great chance for Cascadia Neuroscientists to interact and network with each other.

The UBC contingent all had a great time at Neurofutures 2018!  Special congratulations to Matilde Balbi and Alyssa Ash, who both took home poster awards!

We look forward to seeing you all at Neuofutures 2019 in Oregon!

For more info on the conference click here.