CSCN 10th Annual Research Retreat
Thursday, May 30, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Levy Conference Center, 3501 Sansom St.
(entrance on 34th St.)

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Poster Mounting
Continental Breakfast will be served.
8:30 - 8:40 a.m. Opening remarks
Allan I. Pack, Center Director
8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Session 1: Sleep & Neurodegeneration
  Jason Gerstner
“Amyloid-beta Induced Sleep Fragmentation is Rescued by Fatty-acid Binding Proteins in Drosophila
  Marishka Brown
“Aging Induced ER Stress Alters Sleep and Sleep Homeostasis
  Lama Chahine
“Questionnaire-based Diagnosis of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder in Parkinson's Disease”
9:35 – 10:35 a.m. Session II: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Obesity & Metabolism
  Julio Chirinos
“A Randomized Trial of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy, Weight Loss, or both for Obese Adults with OSA”
  Victoria Pak
“Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Obesity and Cellular Adhesion Molecules: Impact of 2 years of CPAP Treatment
  Beverly Shin
“Respiratory-related Dynamic Upper Airway Changes in Obese Apneics after Weight Loss”
  Zhou Fang
"Enhanced Resting-state Striatal Connectivity Correlates with Increases in Daily Caloric Itnake after Sleep Deprivation"
10:35 a.m. Break  
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Session III: Neuroanatomy & Functional Connections
  Robbert Havekes
“Sleep Deprivation Imparis Memory by Altering Cofilin and Actin Signaling”
  Hilary McCarren
“Stimulation of the alpha2a Adrenergic Receptor in the Ventrolateral Preoptic Area Promotes Arousal”
  Anand Venkataraman
Bmal1fbrainKO Mice Exhibit Deficits in Learning and Memory Process”
  Matthew Nelson
“The Molecular Logic of C. elegans sleep: A Single Sleep-promotin Neuron Inhibits a Wake-promoting Pair of Neurons via Neuropeptide Signaling”
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Poster session and Lunch  
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Session IV: Circadian/Homeostatic Sleep  
  Brian Altman
"Oncogenic c- and n-myc Disrupt Circadian Rhythm"

  Mathias Basner
“A Randomized Trial of a 3-hour Nap Period in Medical Interns”
  David Garbe
“Cooperative Interaction between Phosphorylation Sites on PERIOD Maintains Circadian Period in Drosophila
2:30 p.m. Break/Judges Meeting  
2:45 p.m. Introduction of Inaugural Adrian R. Morrison Keynote Address
Allan I. Pack, MB, ChB, PhD
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Adrian R. Morrison Keynote Address
Joseph Takahashi, PhD
Loyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience
UT Southwestern
"Molecular Architecture of the Circadian Clock in Mammals"
4:00 p.m. Reception and Presentation of Awards  

The Adrian R. Morrison Keynote Address

Dr. TakahashiJoe Takahashi is Chair of the Department of Neuroscience and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
He currently holds the Loyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience.

Dr. Takahashi has pioneered the use of forward genetics and positional cloning in the mouse as a tool for discovery of genes underlying neurobiology and behavior, and his discovery of the mouse and human clock genes led to a description of a conserved circadian clock mechanism in animals.

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