2024 Agenda

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5:00 - 8:00 pm
BRAIN, Neuroscience, and Beyond: Building Our Early Career Community
Location: TBA

For early career researchers (undergraduate through early associate professor) to socialize and network with one another and BRAIN Initiative staff. This special event includes coordinated networking, mentoring opportunities and information for all career stages.

8:00 - 9:30 am
Poster Session 1 & Exhibits
Location: Grand Ballroom E-H

Explore this year’s poster hall and interact with BRAIN Initiative scientists presenting their cutting-edge BRAIN Initiative research projects in-person and virtually through the event mobile app.  Visit a selection of in-person and virtual exhibit booths and learn about the scientific endeavors of our exhibiting organizations. 

BREAK: 9:30 - 9:45 am

9:45 - 10:00 am
Welcome
Location: Grand Ballroom A-D
Dr. John Ngai
Director, NIH BRAIN Initiative

Dr. Ngai opens the 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference with an update on The Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative followed by the Scholar Spotlight Lightning Talks.

John Ngai
John Ngai

10:00 - 10:15 am

Scholar Spotlight Lightning Talks
Location: Grand Ballroom A-D

10:15 - 11:15 am

Plenary: Deconstructing the Serotonin System in the Mouse Brain
Location: Grand Ballroom A-D

Liqun Luo, Ph.D.
Liqun Luo, Ph.D.

Concurrent Sessions: 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

LUNCH + NETWORKING
On your own

Poster Session 2 & Exhibits
Location: Grand Ballroom E-H

BREAK: 12:45 - 1:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Symposia 1: High-density and High-resolution Neurophysiology to Reveal Local Microcircuits in the Human Brain
Location: Grand Ballroom A-C

Leigh Hochberg
Leigh Hochberg
Lan Luan
Lan Luan
Angelique Paulk
Angelique Paulk
Shraddha Shah
Shraddha Shah
Sameer Sheth
Sameer Sheth
Duo Xu
Duo Xu

Concurrent Symposia 2: Imaging Outside-the-Toolbox: Novel Solutions for Large Scale and Deep-Tissue Imaging
Location: Grand Ballroom D

Hod Dana
Hod Dana
Claire Deo
Claire Deo
Zhiyang Jin
Zhiyang Jin
Shy Shoham
Shy Shoham
Takuya Terai
Takuya Terai

BREAK: 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions: 2:45 - 4:15 pm

Concurrent Symposia 3: Music: Building "Bridges" in the Brain
Location: Grand Ballroom A-C

Emmeline Edwards
Emmeline Edwards
Maria Geffen
Maria Geffen
YuanYuan Liu
YuanYuan Liu
Malinda McPherson
Malinda McPherson
Narayan Sankaran
Narayan Sankaran
Dana Schloesser
Dana Schloesser

Concurrent Symposia 4: Advancing Participant Engagement in BCI Research: Who, Why, and How?
Location: Grand Ballroom D

Jennifer Collinger
Jennifer Collinger
Ashley Feinsinger
Ashley Feinsinger
Jennifer French
Jennifer French
Phil McKenzie
Phil McKenzie
Nader Pouratian
Nader Pouratian

BREAK: 4:15 - 4:45 pm

4:45 - 6:15 pm

Building on a Decade of Innovation
Location: Grand Ballroom A-D

Join us for an afternoon conversation reflecting on the groundbreaking impact of 10 years of BRAIN-funded science and what's still to come. More details coming soon. You don’t want to miss this event!

Cori Bargmann
Cori Bargmann
Monica Bertagnolli
Monica Bertagnolli
Edward Chang
Edward Chang
Francis Collins
Francis Collins
Caroline Montojo
Caroline Montojo
William Newsome
William Newsome

8:00 - 9:30 am
Poster Session 3 & Exhibits
Location: Grand Ballroom E-H

Explore this year’s poster hall and interact with BRAIN Initiative scientists as they present their cutting-edge BRAIN Initiative research projects in-person and virtually through the event mobile app. Visit a selection of in-person and virtual exhibit booths and learn about the scientific endeavors of the participating organizations. 

BREAK: 9:30 - 9:45 am

9:45 - 10:00 am

Welcome: Day Two

John Ngai
John Ngai

10:00 - 11:00 am

Plenary: Blood-Brain Barrier: Friend and Foe
Location: Grand Ballroom A-D

Viviana Gradinaru, Ph.D., B.S.
Viviana Gradinaru, Ph.D., B.S.

BREAK: 11:00 - 11:15 am

Concurrent Sessions: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Specialty Session: BRAIN and the Future of Computing: Emerging Perspectives on Embodied NeuroAI Research
Location: White Flint Amphitheater

Specialty Session: Brain Behavior Quantification and Synchronization (BBQS) - Laying the Foundation for a New Data and Knowledge Ecosystem
Location: White Oak

Specialty Session: Bringing Your Neurotechnology to Life: Topics on Translation
Location: Brookside

Specialty Session: Fostering Inspiration and Engagement through Outreach, Noggins and Art
Location: Glen Echo

Specialty Session: Technology and Resource Dissemination: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Location: Forest Glen

12:15 - 1:45 pm

LUNCH + NETWORKING + EXHIBITS

Concurrent Sessions: 1:45 - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Symposia 5: Building on BICCN: Alzheimer's Disease Multimodal Atlasing Projects (AD-MAPs)
Location: Grand Ballroom A-C

Maura Boldrini
Maura Boldrini
Erin Gray
Erin Gray
Mariano Gabitto
Mariano Gabitto
Richard Hodes
Richard Hodes
Lydia Ng
Lydia Ng
Xiangmin Xu
Xiangmin Xu

Concurrent Symposia 6: BRAIN Informatics in the AI Era
Location: Grand Ballroom D

Satrajit Ghosh
Satrajit Ghosh
Jeremy Magland
Jeremy Magland
Liezl Maree
Liezl Maree
Talmo Pereira
Talmo Pereira

BREAK: 3:15 - 3:30 pm

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Meet the Funders Networking Session - open to all attendees
Location: Grand Ballroom E-H

Networking opportunity for trainees and researchers to connect with agency and partner organizations staff to learn about funding opportunities.

Meet and mingle with representatives from the following organizations:

4:30 – 5:00 pm

Wrap up: The Future of the BRAIN Initiative

John Ngai
John Ngai

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