Memory: It's About Time

May 27 & 28, 2021
Virtual Conference
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (PST)

Program Chairs:
Aaron Bornstein and Lulu Chen

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


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

May 27

9:00 am* Welcome and Introduction
Conference Co-Chairs: Lulu Chen & Aaron Bornstein
Session 1: Connections and Components
Denise Cai, Ph.D. (Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine)
Ben Gunn, Ph.D. (UC Irvine)
Kei Igarashi, Ph.D. (UC Irvine)
Sheena Josselyn, Ph.D. (Hospital for Sick Children)
11:30 am Break
12:00 pm Open Paper
1:30 pm Memory Mingle
2:30 pm Day 1 Concludes

May 28

9:00 am Session 2: Construction and Formation
Kari Hoffman, Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University)
Jim Knierim, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins University)
Sam McKenzie, Ph.D. (University of New Mexico)
Arielle Tambini, Ph.D. (UC Irvine)
11:30 am Break
12:00 pm Session 3: Sequences and Structures
Sarah Dubrow, Ph.D. (University of Oregon)
Norbert Fortin, Ph.D. (UC Irvine)
Christopher Honey (Johns Hopkins University)
1:30 pm Break
1:45 pm Data Blitz
2:25 pm Award Ceremony & Closing Remarks
2:30 pm End of Conference

*All times in PST


We are now accepting submissions for the Data Blitz and Open Paper Sessions. Submit using the links below.

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 23