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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 19 - 22, 2020
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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.

Application Deadline: December 19, 2019 (11:59 p.m. EST)

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Organizers

Jennifer Garrison, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Carolyn Ott, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI

Invited Participants  

Maricedes Acosta-Martinez, Stony Brook University
Kenta Asahina, Salk Institute
Matthew Banghart, University of California
Annika Barber, University of Pennsylvania 
Isabel Beets, KU Leuven
Michael Bruchas, University of Washington
Barry Dickson, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI
Laura Duvall, Columbia University
Betty Eipper, University of Connecticut 
Valery Grinevich, University of Heidelberg 
Tomas Hökfelt, Karolinska Institutet
Peter Jackson, Stanford University 
Gaspar Jekely, University of Exeter
Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, Northwestern University
Julia Lemos, University of Minnesota
Lingjun Li, University of Wisconsin
Eve Marder, Brandeis University
Kirk Mykytyn, Ohio State University
Niels Ringstad, NYU Langone 
William Schafer, University of Cambridge 
Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University
Lisha Shao, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI
Stephen Smith, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Shay Stern, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Paul Sternberg, California Institute of Technology         
Liesbet Temmerman, KU Leuven       
Lin Tian, University of California, Davis 
Linus Tsai, Harvard University 
Alexa Veenema, Michigan State University 
Matthijs Verhage, Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR) Amsterdam     
Mark von Zastrow, University of California, San Francisco