2019 Cornell NeuroNex Technology Conference Agenda

120 Physical Sciences Building

245 East Ave

Wednesday, August 14



Shuttle from Hotel Ithaca

7:45 am, 8:15 am

Light breakfast & registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Chris Xu, Cornell University – Opening Remarks & Chair


Winrich Freiwald, The Rockefeller University

9:00 am – 9:30 am

“Functional imaging of the primate brain: unraveling the neural mechanisms of perception and cognition through a multi-modal approach”

Ryohei Yasuda, Max Planck Florida Institute

9:30 am – 10:00 am

“Postsynaptic signaling during learning and memory”

Eric Schreiter, Janelia Research Campus

10:00 am – 10:30 am

“Chemigenetic indicators of neuronal activity”

Michael Lin, Stanford University

10:30 am – 11:00 am

“The need for speed: Two-photon voltage imaging in the nervous system”

Poster Session

11:00 am


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Nilay Yapici, Cornell University – Chair


Emily Gibson, University of Colorado, Denver

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

“Shedding light on the neural basis of behavior with a fiber coupled miniature multiphoton microscope”

Peyman Golshani, University of California, Los Angeles

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

“New miniaturized microscopy tools to track neural dynamics in models of neurological disease”

Benjamin Judkewitz, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

“Deep imaging with time-reversed light”

Coffee Break

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Joe Fetcho, Cornell University – Chair


Michael Orger, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

“Imaging brain-wide neural activity dynamics and behavior in larval zebrafish”

Stephen Smith, The Allen Institute

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

“Prediction of neuropeptidergic connectomes from single-cell RNA-seq data”

Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

“High-speed volumetric imaging with SCAPE microscopy”

Conference Dinner/BBQ at AD White House (Alcohol served, bring ID)

Shuttle from AD White House to Hotel Ithaca

8:00 pm, 8:30 pm

Thursday, August 15



Shuttle from Hotel Ithaca

7:45 am , 8:15 am

Light breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Mert Sabuncu, Cornell University – Chair


Paul McEuen, Cornell University

9:00 am – 9:30 am

“Optical wireless integrated circuits for sensing, micro-robotics, and neurotech”

Tim Gardner, University of Oregon

9:30 am – 10:00 

“Reducing electrode size for chronic nerve and brain interfaces”

Coffee Break

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Nilay Yapici, Cornell University – Chair


Prakash Kara, University of Minnesota

10:30 am – 11:00 am

“Two- and three-photon imaging of neurons and blood vessels in the visual cortex”

Michael Kaplitt, Weill Cornell Medical College

11:00 am – 11:30 am

“Non-invasive methods for gene delivery to treat central nervous system disease”

Jennifer Hunter, University of Rochester

11:30am – 12:00 pm

“Nonlinear imaging of the retina at work”


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Joe Fetcho, Cornell University – Chair


Na Ji, University of California, Berkeley

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

“Imaging the brain at high spatiotemporal resolution”

Conor Liston, Weill Cornell Medicine (Feil Family Brain & Mind Research Institute)

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 “Sustained rescue of PFC dysfunction by antidepressant-induced spine formation”

Shy Shoham, NYU Langone Health

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

“Precise, faithful, multi-scale probing of perceptual detection”

Chris Xu, Cornell University – Closing Remarks

Shuttle to Hotel Ithaca

3:00 pm, as needed