Pathway to Memory


May 5-6, 2022
Herklotz Conference Room
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, UC Irvine
Virtual Option Available

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Organizing Committee:
Laura Ewell, Javier Diaz Alonso, Jenna Adams, Keiland Cooper, Diana Lofflin, Manuella Oliveira Yassa, Michael Yassa


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

The Importance of Regrouping in the Downstate

Keynote Speaker: Gina R. Poe, Ph.D.


May 5

8:30 am*

Check-in, Breakfast, and Poster Set-up

9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

9:15 am

Session 1: Consolidation
Moderator: Laura Ewell

Attila Losonczy, Columbia University
Adaptive stimulus selection for world structure inference during memory consolidation in the hippocampus

Bryce Mander, UC Irvine
Effects of aging and Alzheimer's disease on sleep mechanisms supporting memory consolidation

Sara Mednick, UC Irvine
Exploring the body/mind connection during sleep and its contributions to cognitive enhancement

Brad Pfeiffer, UT Southwestern
Hippocampal network planning and retrospection during navigation

11:45 am


1:00 pm

Data Blitz

2:00 pm

Poster Session and Refreshments

3:30 pm

Open Paper Session
Moderator: Jenna Adams

5:00 pm

Taco Night and Career Discussion with Gina Poe and Mike Yassa
Let's taco 'bout careers

May 6

8:30 am


9:00 am

Session 2: Learning Signals
Moderator: Javier Diaz Alonso

Lulu Chen, UC Irvine
Neurexin 2: The synaptic organizer underlying neural signals

Christine Grienberger, Brandeis University
The entorhinal cortex directs learning-related changes in CA1 representations

Autumn Ivy, UC Irvine
Neural epigenetic mechanisms of early life exercise supporting hippocampal memory

Jason Shepherd, University of Utah
Non-cell autonomous synaptic plasticity mediated by virus-like intercellular signaling

11:30 am


1:00 pm

Session 3: Representation
Moderator: Keiland Cooper

Liz Chrastil, UC Irvine
The representation of spatial knowledge: from cognitive maps to cognitive graphs

Aaron Bornstein, UC Irvine
Matching learning condition to learning style is necessary for multi-step planning

Azahara Oliva Gonzalez, Cornell University
Hippocampal mechanisms of social memory

Daniela Schiller, Mount Sinai
Navigating social space

3:30 pm


4:00 pm

Keynote: Gina Poe, UCLA
The importance of regrouping in the downstate

5:00 pm

BrainFest Party

*All times in Pacific Time