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Neuropeptide Symposium

Thursday, November 14, 2019
1:00pm – 5:00pm

UConn Health

Please join the Department of Neuroscience in celebrating the accomplishments of the Neuropeptide Lab and its trainees.

1:00 pm WELCOME: Dick Mains, Ph.D., and Betty Eipper, Ph.D.


1:10 pm Eve Marder, Ph.D., Professor, Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor Neuroscience, Brandeis University, Waltham MA - "Neuropeptide Reconfiguration of Circuit Dynamics"

2:10 pm Victor May, Ph.D., Professor, Neurological Sciences, University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine - "PACAP: a serendipitous journey from molecules to behavior"

3:10 pm Coffee Break

Part 2: MENTORING MATTERS – A Look Back and Ahead on Different Pathways

3:30 pm Aparna Kolhekar, Ph.D., Regulatory Affairs Specialist, MIAID, Office of Regulatory Affairs - “From PAM to Ebola - my drug development journey”

3:50 pm Clifton (Trey) McPherson, Ph.D., Regulatory CMC Lead for Flublok at Sanofi Pasteur, Sanofi; Protein Sciences Division - “From the Neuropeptide Lab to Vaccine Regulatory Affairs”

4:10 pm Drew Kiraly MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai - “Trying to have it all: thoughts on the path to becoming a physician-scientist”

4:30 pm Megan Miller, Ph.D., Research Program Officer, USAID - "the road to Washington"

4:50 pm Closing Remarks

5:00 pm Reception

Reservations to attend are not required.


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