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Neuropeptide Signaling: Bridging Cell Biology, Neurophysiology, and Behavior

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Neuropeptide Signaling: Bridging Cell Biology, Neurophysiology, and Behavior

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April 16 - 19, 2023
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Neuropeptides comprise the largest and most diverse class of neuromodulators and regulate a diverse array of critical processes. While their importance is well-established, fundamental questions about synthesis, processing, release, transmittal, reception, and signal transduction remain unanswered. Recent tool developments and advances in experimental and genetic techniques have the potential to transform our understanding of neuropeptide function from subcellular synthesis to behavioral output. Now is an ideal time to begin redefining our understanding of how neuropeptides layer with circuitry and metabolism to govern physiological functions and behavior.

This meeting will bring together researchers studying the influence of neuropeptide signaling on physiology and behavior at both the cellular and circuit level in a range of organisms and across disciplines, including experimental and computational tool developers. Through presentations and discussions, we look forward to 1) generating new questions and hypotheses about how neuropeptides regulate behavior and how they themselves are regulated, 2) identifying questions that emerging tools could be used to address, and 3) defining new tools and strategies for probing neuropeptide function.

Applications are closed.


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Jennifer Garrison, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, Northwestern University 
Carolyn Ott, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI

Invited Participants  

Kenta Asahina, Salk Institute
Matthew Banghart, University of California, San Diego
Annika Barber, Rutgers University
Cori Bargmann, Rockefeller University
Isabel Beets, KU Leuven
Michael Bruchas, University of Washington
Edwin Chapman, HHMI/University of Wisconsin
Zoe Donaldson, University of Colorado
Laura Duvall, Columbia University
Betty Eipper, University of Connecticut
Valery Grinevich, University of Heidelberg
Tomas Hökfelt, Karolinska Institute
Peter Jackson, Stanford University
Gaspar Jekely, University of Exeter
Julia Lemos, University of Minnesota
Edwin Levitan, University of Pittsburg
Lingjun Li, University of Wisconsin
Yulong Li, Peking University
Eve Marder, Brandeis University
Niels Ringstad, NYU Langone
William Schafer, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Stephen Smith, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Paul Sternberg, California Institute of Technology
Liesbet Temmerman, KU Leuven
Alexa Veenema, Michigan State University
Matthijs Verhage, Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR) Amsterdam