Neuroscience Graduate Program Symposium
Monday, May 20, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
School of Pharmacy, Room 2020
Through talks and poster presentations, the Neuroscience Graduate Program Symposium brings together faculty and students and highlights the breadth of neuroscience research at KU, KUMC, UMKC and KCU.
Congratulations to our 2019 presentation award winners:
- Dr. Olivia Eller-Smith - Senior Student Lecture Presentation Awardee
- Maria Tickerhoof - Junior Student Lecture Presentation Awardee
- Xin Zhang - Data Blitz Presentation Awardee
- Ian Weidling - Data Blitz Presentation Awardee
- Kyle Patton - Poster Presentation Awardee
- Scott Koppel - Poster Presentation Awardee
|8:30 – 9:00 a.m.||Poster Preparation
|9:00 – 9:05 a.m.||Symposium Opening & Welcome
Rick Dobrowsky, Ph.D.
|9:05 - 10:00 a.m.||
"Molecular Underpinnings of Parkinson's Disease: A Path to New Therapies"
Yulan Xiong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Physiology
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
|10:00 - 10:25 a.m.||
Senior Student Presentation 1
The Effect of an Anti-inflammatory Diet Intervention on Early Life Stress-induced Co-morbid Disorders in Mice
|10:25 – 10:40 a.m.||Coffee break|
|10:45 - 11:05 a.m.||
Junior Student Presentation 1
Medial Amygdala Dopamine Receptor Activity Regulates Social Avoidance Response Following Social Defeat Stress in Prairie Voles (Microtus ochrogaster)
|11:05 - 11:30 a.m.||
Senior Student Presentation 2
Mutant Huntingtin-Calmodulin Interaction: Potential Therapeutic Target for Huntington’s Disease
|11:30 - 11:50 a.m.||
Junior Student Presentation 2
Lipid Homeostasis and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease
|11:50 a.m. – noon||Committee decision on one senior and junior cash prize of $50 each|
|noon – 1:00 p.m.||Buffet lunch|
|Data Blitz - 5-minute presentation + 5-minute Q&A|
|1:00 – 1:10 p.m.||Daniel Elliot
Neuropathic Effects of Paclitaxel Chemotherapy on C57BL/6 Mice, Predisposing to Diabetic Disease
|1:15 - 1:25 p.m.||Xin Zhang
ApoE2-mediated Neuroprotective Mechanism Through Regulation of Glycolysis
|1:30 - 1:40 p.m.||Ian Welding
Respiratory Chain Incompetence Influences Alzheimer’s Disease Related Phenomena
|1:40 - 1:50 p.m.||Irma Torres-Vazquez
Loss of Diversity in Electrical Synapse’s Connexins
|1:50 – 2:00 p.m.||Committee decision on two $50 prizes|
|2:00 – 3:30 p.m.||
Poster Presentation - Coffee & Cookies
Symposium Format and Competition
The symposium will be a mix of short talks, 5 minute data blitzes and poster presentations as described below.
Four 25-minute oral talks will be selected from abstracts submitted between junior and senior students. Each pair of senior and junior students will compete for a certificate and $50.00 prize for best presentation and response to questions.
Four abstracts will be selected to present a five-minute data blitz along the lines of the concept of the Three-minute Thesis with a five-minute question period. The goal is to provide the audience the broad context of your work, its significance, a piece of data if desired and impact of the studies in no more than three slides. Participants will compete for two certificates and $50.00 prizes for most effectively delivered data blitz and response to questions.
A poster competition will be held with two groups of judges visiting each poster. The presenters and judges will have eight minutes in total in which the presenter will summarize the objectives, outcomes and future goals of their work and answer questions by the judges. The judges will provide an overall numerical score of 1-5 (low to high) of the quality of the poster, the presentation and answers to the questions. The top two presenters will be awarded a certificate and $50.00 prize.