Events Timeline

Timings Events
Sunday October 6th
3:00 – 5:00 pm Symposium Check-In/Registration
5:00 – 8:30 pm Opening Reception and Dinner
Dr. Karen Wilcox, PhD
Professor and Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Utah
Welcoming Address

Dr. Ivan Soltesz, PhD
James R. Doty Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Stanford University
Keynote Address
Monday, October 7
8:30 – 10:30 pm Session 1: Biomarker Identification for Epilepsy
David Henshall, PhD
Professor of Molecular Physiology & Neuroscience RCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Teresa Ravizza, PhD
Senior Researcher, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri"

Gregory A. Worrell, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair Division of Clinical Neurophysiology, The Mayo Clinic
10:30 – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 pm Session 2: Junior Investigator Career Panel
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch (provided)
1:30 – 3:30 pm Session 3: Imaging in Epilepsy
Rafael Yuste, MD, PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences Columbia University

Kyle Lillis, PhD
Research Scientist, Instructor in Neurology Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Neurology Child Neurology Division

Ukpong Eyo, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Jing Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow University of California, San Francisco

3:30 – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 – 6:00 pm Poster Session
Tuesday, October 8
8:30 – 10:30 am Session 4: Cutting Edge Approaches to Gene Therapy & Optogenetics
Fabio Benfenatti, PhD
Center Director Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Lori L. Isom, PhD
Chair, Department of Pharmacology University of Michigan

Esther Krook-Magnuson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience University of Minnesota

Melanie Tallent, PhD
Co-Founder and CSO LifeSplice Pharma
10:30 – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 pm Session 5: Cerebral Organoids and Stem Cells in Epilepsy Research
Jack Parent, MD
William J Herdman Professor of Neurology University of Michigan Medical School

Robert Hunt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology University of California, Irvine

Alex Shcheglovitov, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy University of Utah

Cleber Trujillo, PhD
Associate Project Scientist University of California San Diego
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch (provided) and Poster Session
1:30 – 3:00 pm Session 6: Cutting Edge Approaches to Drug Discovery
Dr. Karen Wilcox, PhD
Professor and Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Utah

Stefanie Dedeurwaerdere PhD
Director, Neuroscience, UCB BioPharma

Randy Peterson, PhD
Professor, Dean, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah
3:00 – 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 – 5:30 pm Session 7: Zebrafish in Epilepsy Research
Scott Baraban, PhD
William K. Bowes Jr. Endowed Chair in Neuroscience Research, University of California, San Francisco

Manisha Patel, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Burkhard Hoeckendorf, PhD
Research Specialist, HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus

Éric Samarut, PhD
Senior Post Doctoral Researcher and Director of Business, Development chez Modelis Inc