Past Retreats

2018 Annual Retreat

September 27, 2018

Durham, NC

Schedule of Events

2018 Retreat Award Winners

  • Best Poster, Graduate Student: Aashutosh Vihani - Semiochemical detection in the mouse main olfactory system exhibits experience-dependent plasticity
  • Best Poster, Postdoc: Amanda Lewis, Ph.D. - Structural determinants of inactivation in mechanically activated Piezo ion channels
  • Graduate Student Talk: Shataakshi Dube - Chemicogenetic analysis of the presynaptic cytoskeleton
  • Graduate Student Talk: Maxwell Gillett - Unsupervised learning of sequential activity with temporally asymmetric Hebbian learning rules
  • Graduate Student Talk: Matthew Kearney - An actor critic circuit in the songbird enables vocal learning
  • Postdoc Talk: Maya Kaelberer, Ph.D. - Transduction of a gut sense
  • Postdoc Talk: Kevin Bolding, Ph.D. - Recurrent cortical circuits implement concentration-invariant odor coding
  • Best Faculty Talk: Eva Naumann, Ph.D. - Neural architecture for visual motion processing in the zebrafish
  • Ig Nobel Prize Talk: Anne West, M.D., Ph.D.

2017 Annual Retreat

September 27 - 29, 2017

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Schedule of Events

2017 Retreat Award Winners

  • Best Grad Student Talk:  Jake Heffley - A New View of Cerebellar Learning
  • Best Grad Student Poster:  Matt Kearney - The songbird VTA integrates opponent evaluative signals for vocal learning
  • Best Postdoc Talk:  Amanda Lewis, Ph.D. - Transduction of repetitive mechanical stimuli by Piezo1 and Piezo2 ion channels
  • Best Postdoc Poster:  Lupin Yin, Ph.D. - The songbird VTA integrates opponent evaluative signals for vocal learning
  • Best Grad Student Talk Runner Up: Janani Sundararajan - Circuit mechanisms of movement‐related changes in auditory detection
  • Best Grad Student Poster Runner Up: Miaomiao Jin - Role of mouse higher visual areas in detecting orientation and contrast changes
  • Best Postdoc Poster Runner Up: Thomas Ray, Ph.D. - Sequencing and proteomic approach illuminates mRNA and protein isoform diversity and their contributions to neural development and disease
  • Best Lab Participation: Field Lab

2016 Annual Retreat

September 28 - 30, 2016

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Schedule of Events

2016 Retreat Award Winners

  • Best Postdoc Poster: Joseph Rittner, Ph.D.
  • Best Postdoc Talk: Katie Tschida, Ph.D.
  • Best Student Poster: Janai Sundararajan
  • Best Student Talk: Jeff Stogsdill
  • Best Lab Participation: Calakos Lab
  • Best 2nd Year Student Poster: Shataakshi Dube
  • Best Interactive Poster: Jonnathan Singh Alvarado
  • Most Creative Student Talk: Erin Hisey
  • Most Creative Talk Introduction: Anne West, M.D., Ph.D.