NEURON Conference Program

The conference was held Feb. 22, 2015 at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University.


9 - 10 a.m. - Check-in/registration and breakfast

10 a.m. - Welcome and keynote address

  • Rajita Sinha, PhD, of Yale University: "Stress in the Brain: Molecules, Neural Circuits and Stress-Related Disorders"

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Workshops

Careers in Science

  • Victor Francone, assistant professor of medical sciences, Quinnipiac University School of Medicine
  • Anna Gilmore, Quinnipiac University director of PreHealth Advising
  • Nathaniel Hartman, assistant professor of biology, Stockton College
  • Keerthi Krishnan, post-doctoral student, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Martine Mirrione, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences
  • First year medical student from the Quinnipiac University School of Medicine

Tweaking Brain Cells: Electroporation Techniques and Applications

  • Lawrence Hsieh, postdoctoral associate in neurosurgery, Yale University
  • Cathryn Kubera, assistant professor, Monmouth University

Voices in Brain Injury: What health care professionals and researchers should know

  • Arleigha Cook, concussion survivor and president and co-founder of the Concussion Awareness and Support Organization
  • Joe Damon, brain injury survivor
  • Barbara Nadeau, clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy, Quinnipiac University
  • Sarah Raskin, professor of psychology and neuroscience, Trinity College, and her colleagues
  • David Saunders, brain injury survivor
  • Deb Shulansky, director of community outreach and support, Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. - Buffet lunch

1:15 - 2:35 p.m. - Poster session 1

2:35 - 3:50 p.m. - Poster session 2

3:15 - 3:45 p.m. - Judges convene

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Award ceremony for outstanding posters. Winners must be present.

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