2021 CNLM Spring Meeting

Memory: It's About Time

May 27 & 28, 2021
Virtual Conference
9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)

Program Chairs:
Aaron Bornstein and Lulu Y. Chen

Organizing Committee:
Sunil Gandhi, Heechel Jun, Sarah Kark, Diana Lofflin, Manuella Yassa, and Michael Yassa


Registration will first be open to CNLM Fellows and their laboratories, as well as alumni and guests. Early registration is encouraged.

Watch the recordings

Memory: It's About Time Spring Conference 2021 Recordings


May 27

9:00 am*

Welcome and Introduction

Conference Co-Chairs: Lulu Y. Chen & Aaron Bornstein

Session 1: Connections and Components
Moderator: Lulu Y. Chen

Denise Cai (Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine) (Watch Video)
The brain in motion- how ensemble fluidity supports memory-updating

Ben Gunn (UC Irvine) (Watch Video)
A network analysis of the hippocampus

Kei Igarashi (UC Irvine)
Circuit dynamics of the entorhinal cortex in associative learning

Sheena Josselyn (Hospital for Sick Children) (Watch Video)
Neuronal allocation to an engram supporting a fear memory

11:30 am


12:00 pm

1:30 pm

Memory Mingle
An opportunity to connect with fellow conference attendees. 

Game rooms:

Visiting rooms: A place for conversation and discussion.

  • Coffee Bar
  • Back to the Future Room

2:30 pm

Day 1 Concludes

May 28

9:00 am*

Session 2: Construction and Formation
Moderator: Liz Chrastil

Kari Hoffman (Vanderbilt University) (Watch Video)
The difference a year makes: a retrosplenial retrospective in macaques

Jim Knierim (Johns Hopkins University) (Watch Video)
Parallel processing streams through the hippocampal transverse axis

Sam McKenzie (University of New Mexico) (Watch Video)
Preexisting hippocampal network dynamics constrain optogenetically induced place fields

Arielle Tambini (UC Irvine) (Watch Video)
Tracking the emergence of hippocampal and cortical memory representations across months of learning



12:00 pm

Session 3: Sequences and Structures
Moderator: Aaron Bornstein

Sarah Dubrow (University of Oregon) (Watch Video)
Medial temporal lobe contributions to temporal memory precision across months

Gabriel Elias in place of Norbert Fortin (UC Irvine) (Watch Video)
Hippocampal ensembles represent sequential relationships among an extended sequence of nonspatial events

Christopher Honey (Johns Hopkins University) (Watch Video)
Timescales of natural and artificial intelligence

1:30 pm


1:45 pm

Data Blitz

2:45 pm

Award Ceremony & Closing Remarks

3:00 pm

End of Conference

*All times in Pacific Time