The 19th Annual UNC Neuroscience Symposium will be held on Thursday, October 11th at the Carolina Club.

The annual Andrew S Rachlin UNC Neuroscience Symposium will be held on October 11th, 2018 at the Carolina Club (150 Stadium Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514). This year’s Symposium will focus on genetic variation associated with neuropsychiatric illness. The keynote speakers will be Flora Vaccarino, MD (Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine) and Dan Geschwind, MD, PhD (Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics and Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine).

There will also be brief presentations highlighting the work in this area by UNC, Duke, and NC State scientists, including Jason Stein (UNC), Paola Giusti-Rodriguez (UNC), Hyejung Won (UNC), Lindsey James (UNC), Anne West (Duke), Greg Crawford (Duke), Charles Gersbach (Duke), and Albert Keung (NC State).

This event is free and open to the public. Breakfast will begin at 8:15am.

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8:15 AM – 8:45 AM              Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM              Introduction

Keynote speakers

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM           Keynote speaker: Daniel Geschwind, UCLA
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM         Keynote speaker: Flora Vaccarino, Yale
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM         Coffee Break

Session 1: Functionality of non-coding genomic regions

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM         Anne West, Duke
11:50 AM – 12:10 PM         Greg Crawford, Duke
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM         Jason Stein, UNC


12:30 PM – 2:00 PM            Lunch

Session 2: Mapping non-coding variation to genes

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM              Paola Giusti-Rodriguez, UNC
2:20 PM – 2:40 PM              Hyejung Won, UNC

Session 3: Tools for modifying the epigenome

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM              Lindsey James, UNC
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM              Coffee Break
3:15 PM – 3:35 PM              Albert Keung, NC State
3:35 PM – 3:55 PM              Charles Gersbach, Duke

Wrap up

3:55 PM – 4:00 PM              Wrap up and discussion