Structure, Function, and Development of Neural Circuits | Irvine 2023
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Structure, Function and the Development of Neural Circuits
2023 Neural Circuit Conference: A Retrospective
The CNCM 2023 Conference on “Structure, Function and Development of Neural Circuits,” co-sponsored by the Cajal Club, Center for Neural Circuit Mapping (CNCM) at UC Irvine, and Allen Institute for Brain Science, was held on August 21-23, 2023, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, Irvine, CA.
The conference was widely regarded a huge success by the over 240 attendees from around the world. The conference was organized by Cajal Club Board members, Drs. Hongkui Zeng, Leah Krubitzer (Cajal Club President), and John Rubenstein, along with Dr. Xiangmin Xu (CNCM Director), and facilitated by Dr. Charles Ribak (Cajal Club Secretary-Treasurer).
We were grateful to have a stellar group of speakers who brought unique perspectives to the theme of integrating the different facets of neural circuits – structure, function, development and disease. Speakers and session chairs include Cajal Club Board members Corey Harwell, Leah Krubitzer, Liqun Luo, John Rubenstein and Hongkui Zeng, past Krieg Cortical Kudos awardees Ed Callaway, Denis Jabaudon, Leah Krubitzer, Linda Richards, John Rubenstein, Nenad Sestan and Xiangmin Xu, NIH BRAIN Initiative Director John Ngai, Nobel Laureate Thomas Sudhof, and this year’s P. J. Harman Lecturer Tirin Moore.
Uniting Neuroscience and Neuroanatomy Leaders
This year's conference brought together a distinguished roster of leading researchers in neuroscience and neuroanatomy. The speakers offered unique perspectives and in-depth insights on the theme of integrating the different facets of neural circuits. The discussions ranged from the latest technologies in neural mapping to the implications of circuit dynamics in health and disease.
Workshops and More
In addition to the main conference proceedings at the Beckman Center, attendees had the opportunity to participate in specialized workshops. These were held on the UC Irvine campus and offered a more hands-on experience, allowing for deep dives into specific subtopics and methodologies.
A Look Back Through Photos
This photo essay serves as a conference retrospective, capturing key moments that encapsulated the spirit and intellectual vigor of the event. From keynote addresses to panel discussions and poster sessions to networking breaks, these photos offer a glimpse into a front-of-the-field gathering that sought to push the boundaries of our understanding of neural circuits.
Charles Ribak welcomes attendees at the start of the meeting, using the Cajal Club Gavel to officially begin the CNCM Conference.
Leah Krubitzer lecture
Charles Ribak and Thomas Südhof
John Ngai lecture
Charles Ribak's opening remarks for the CNCM Conference.
Panoramic view of the conference.
Ruth Benavides-Piccione lecture
UC Irvine Meeting Participants
Cris Niell lecture
Instituto Cajal speakers Carlos Vicario Abejón, Ruth Benavides-Piccione, Maria Angeles Jurado, John Rubenstein, and Juan Manuel Encinas
Sestan, Pasca, Luo
Yuki Oka lecture
Thomas Südhof, Edward Calloway, and Yuki Oka
Linda Richards lecture
Hongkui Zeng and Anna Victoria Molofsky
Karen Sears lecture
Xiangmin Xu and Charles Ribak
Thomas Südhof visits poster sessions.
John Ngai, Linda Richards and Terry Lo
Maria Antonietta Tosches lecture
Kei Igarashi, Shen-Ju Chou, and Hollis Cline
Hongkui Zeng lecture
Past Kreig Cortical Kudos awardees: Leah Krubitzer, John Rubenstein, Ruth Benavides-Piccione, Denis Jaudubdon, Linda Richards, Edward Calloway, Nenad Sestan, and Xiangmin Xu
Carlos Vicario Abejón lecture
Laszlo Zaborsky and Ulrich Schridde
Alec Davidson lecture
Cajal Club Officers Charles Ribak, John Rubenstein, Leah Krubitzer, Corey Harwell, Hongkui Zeng, Larry Swanson, Liqun Luo
Cajal dinner group Xiaoning Bi, Michel] Baudry, Todd Holmes, Christine Gall, Alec Davidson, and Donald Arnold
Instituto Cajal speakers Maria Angeles Jurado, Juan Manuel Encinas, Carlos Vicario Abejón, and Ruth Benavides-Piccione with Cajal Club Officers Charles Ribak and John Rubenstein
Charles Ribak and Thomas Südhof
Cory Miller lecture