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2018 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Retreat

Pajaro Dunes Resort, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
May 6, 2018 - 1:30pm to May 8, 2018 - 12:30pm
Pajaro Dunes Resort
105 Shell Road
Watsonville, CA 95076

Inaugural Institute Retreat

The institute’s first community retreat took place from May 6-8, 2018 at Pajaro Dunes Resort in Watsonville. We brought together members of our community ranging from full professors to graduate students to share their latest scientific questions and discoveries. The retreat was attended by 185 people representing a wide range of departments and stages in their education and career, with highlights including: a keynote talk by Edward Chang (UCSF) and scientific talk by Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a technology session on new tools for neuroscience featuring Katja Brose (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative), Ed Lein and Hongkui Zeng (Allen Institute) and David Markowitz (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity), a panel discussion about new models for scientific research, and a poster session. Nobel Laureate Steven Chu (physics) presented a poster, and we hope this trend continues in future retreats, which we plan to hold every other year.

Highlights of the retreat included

  • Keynote talk by Eddie Chang from UCSF
  • Scientific talk by Stanford President Marc-Tessier Lavigne
  • Technology session featuring new tools for neuroscience
  • Panel discussion on New Models for Scientific Research with speakers from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Allen Institute and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
  • Poster session

Confirmed Speakers

Eddie Chang, UCSF
Stanford Speakers
Kwabena Boahen Takako Fujioka Michael Lin Tom Soh
Bianxiao Cui Mary Hynes Rob Malenka Tom Südhof
Beth Darnall Julia Kaltschmidt Jennifer McNab Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Karl Deisseroth Jin Hyung Lee Sergiu Pasca Alice Ting
Shaul Druckmann Jurij Leskovec Carla Shatz Dan Yamins
New Models for Scientific Research Panelists
Katja Brose, CZI Ed Lein, Allen Institute David Markowitz, IARPA Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute


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