The UNC Neuroscience Curriculum will present its third annual Pierre Morell Neuroscience Retreat (PMNR; formerly Pierre Morell Research Day) on Thursday, May 17 to Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Summit in the Haw River State Park. We were pleased to host Dr. Dayu Lin from NYU. Dayu Lin received her Ph.D. degree from Department of Neurobiology at Duke University in 2005, mentored by Dr. Lawrence C. Katz. She continued her postdoctoral training at Caltech with Dr. David J. Anderson and in November 2010, she started her independent research group at NYU Langone Medical Center studying the neural mechanisms of social behaviors.

Dayu Lin

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We were pleased to have a variety of student, faculty, and postdoctoral speakers from the Neuroscience Center present their exciting research at this year’s retreat.

Thursday May 17, 2018:

10:00 AM – 11:50 AM — 1st Year Data Blitz
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM — Certificate: Mentor of the Year
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM — Lunch
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM — Free Time
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM — 1st Oral Session

Maria Luisa Suarez Torruella (McElligott lab)

Mark Rossi, Ph.D. (Stuber lab)

10 min. Break

Henry Tseng, Ph.D. (Cohen lab)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM — Dinner
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Plenary Session feat. Dr. Dayu Lin
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM — Poster Session
10:00 PM+ — Campfire

Friday May 18, 2018:
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM — Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM — Checkout
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM — 2nd Oral Session

Sally Kim (Philpot lab)

Natale Sciolino, Ph.D. (Jensen lab)

10 min. Break

Toshihide Hige, Ph.D.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM — Lunch