NIH Research Festival.
October 5-8, 2010.
Building 10 and Natcher Conference Center

A Tribute to Marshall Nirenberg

Friday, October 8, 2010

Neurobiology Symposium
A Tribute to Marshall Nirenberg
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Masur Auditorium

Memorial Service Honoring the Career of Marshall Nirenberg
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lipsett Amphitheater

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Michael Gottesman, DDIR, OD, NIH
Robert S. Balaban, NHLBI, NIH
Alan Peterkofsky, NHLBI, NIH

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

An Overview of Dr. Nirenberg’s Contributions to the Neurosciences
Alessandra Rovescalli, NHLBI, NIH

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Closing the Circle: From Tumors to Neurons to Tumors
Lloyd Greene, Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

How Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels Generate Electrical Signals in the Brain
William Catterall, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Molecular Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tumors of the Nervous System and Mood Disorders
Xandra Breakefield, Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroscience Center, Charlestown, MA

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Using Evolutionary Divergence to Identify Functionally-related Neural Cis-regulatory Enhancers
Ward Odenwald, Senior Scientist, NINDS, NIH

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Epigenetic Control of Behavior
Moshe Szyf, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Genetic Approaches to Schizophrenia
Edward Scolnick, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute, MIT, Boston MA

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Samuel Barondes, Center for Neurobiology and Psychiatry, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Service Honoring the Career of Dr. Marshall Nirenberg
Lipsett Amphitheater


Informal reception at the Cloister will follow

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