Invited speakers

Presidential lecture:

Flora Vaccarino, MD

Flora Vaccarino - Photo credit: Yale School of MedicineHarris Professor in the Child Study Center;
Director, Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration, Child Study Center;
Professor in the Department of Neuroscience
Yale School of Medicine

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Keynote lecture

Sheena Josselyn, PhD

Sheena JosselynSenior Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, SickKids Hospital
Professor, Departments of Psychology and Physiology, University of Toronto
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Circuit Basis of Memory

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Plenary speaker

Hugo Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Hugo Bellen - Photo credit Baylor College of MedicineProfessor, Baylor College of Medicine
Distinguished Service Professor,  Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Faculty Senator, Baylor College of Medicine
March of Dimes Chair in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
Chair in Neurogenetics, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

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Plenary speaker

Dana SmallDana Small, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology
Director, Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center
Yale School of Medicine

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Plenary speaker

Maja JagodicMaja Jagodic, PhD

Professor of Neuroinflammation
Associate Professor in Experimental Medicine
Research group leader for research on epigenetics of Multiple Sclerosis at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, and the Center for Molecular Medicine.
Karolinska Institutet

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Special Brain Prize Lecture

Ole Kiehn, PhD

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Winner of the 2022 Brain Prize, with co-winners, Silvia Arber and Martyn Goulding

Learn more about the prize and winner on the Lundbeck Foundation website:

Professor in Integrative Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor in Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden.

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