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Neuro-Evo: A Comparative Approach to Cracking Circuit Function II

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Neuro-Evo: A Comparative Approach to Cracking Circuit Function II

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May 6 - 9, 2018
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Neural circuits large and small implement transfer functions that combine sensory inputs and prior experience to choose a behavioral response. By studying the most convenient animal models —from the giant axon of the squid and the lobster's stomatogastric circuits to Aplysia's synapses and C. elegans' circuits — neuroscientists have stumbled upon some of the operating principles of the nervous system, which were then found to apply broadly across phyla.

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This meeting will bring together neuroscientists working on a broad diversity of animal models in an effort to compare circuits across phyla as a means to crack their function. We especially encourage applications from female scientists and those who identify with groups traditionally underrepresented in science.


Albert CardonaJanelia Research Campus/HHMI
Melina Hale, Universiy of Chicago
Gáspár Jékely, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Invited Participants

David Anderson, HHMI/California Institute of Technology
Detlev Arendt, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Elia Benito-Gutierrez, University of Cambridge
Edgar Buhl, University of Bristol
Claude Desplan, New York University
Adam Hantman, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI​
Kristen Harris, University of Texas at Austin
Ellie Heckscher, University of Chicago
Frank Hirth, King's College London
Paul Katz, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Karla Kaun, Brown University
Pedro Martinez, Universitat de Barcelona
Ian Meinertzhagen, Dalhousie University
Karen Mesce, University of Minnesota
Leonid Moroz, University of Florida
Thomas Mueller, Kansas State University
Katherine Nagel, New York University
Michael Nitabach, Yale School of Medicine
Janie Ondracek, Technische Universität München
Lucia Prieto-Godino, The Francis Crick Institute 
Clifton Ragsdale, University of Chicago
Olena Riabinina, University of Manchester
William Smith, University of California, Santa Barbara
David SternJanelia Research Campus/HHMI
Nicholas Strausfeld, University of Arizona
Nobuaki Tanaka, Hokkaido University
Maria Antonietta Tosches, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
James Truman, University of Washington
Andreas Wanninger, Universitat Wien
Barbara Webb, University of Edinburgh
Claire Wyart, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere
Mei Zhen, Mt. Sinai Hospital & University of Toronto
Marta ZlaticJanelia Research Campus/HHMI