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Humanities & Neuroscience

Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration

Organizers: Francesca Bartolini (Columbia) and Franck Polleux (Columbia)

This symposium will tackle some of the cellular mechanisms that go awry in neurodegenerative diseases, with special emphasis on how innovative cell biological approaches promise to decipher the pathogenetic events underlying these devastating conditions.

Call for POSTERS
Deadline: October 26

Faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students are encouraged to present a poster.
Display space is limited, so please act soon. The deadline is Oct. 26.
Submit your poster or draft to
with this subject line: "Poster Submission Nov. 27 [YourLastName]".
Dimensions: 48" wide x 36" tall.
Presenters are welcome to use existing posters.


9:00 – 9:45 am Registration / Poster Set-up

9:45 – 9:55 am Welcome and Overview: Francesca Bartolini (Columbia)

10:00 – 10:30 am Subhoijt Roy (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

10:35 – 11:05 am Casper Hoogenraad (Genentech)

11:10 – 11:30 am Break

11:35 – 12:05 pm Victoria Bolotina (Boston University)

12:10 – 12:40 pm Xiaoyi Qu (graduate student, laboratory of Francesca Bartolini, Columbia)

12:45 – 1:45 pm Break

1:50 – 2:20 pm Erika Holzbaur (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine)

2:25 – 2:55 pm Ana Maria Cuervo (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

3:00 – 3:30 pm Speaker TBD (graduate student, laboratory of Franck Polleux, Columbia)

3:35 – 4:45 pm Break / Posters

4:50 – 5:00 pm Intro to Keynote Speaker and Concluding Remarks: Franck Polleux (Columbia)

5:05 – 5:55 pm Keynote: Pietro De Camilli (Yale University; Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair [CNNR])

Co-sponsors: Glenn Foundation for Medical Research; Nikon; Parkinson’s Foundation; Thermo Scientific