2004 San Diego Meeting

The 2004 Molecular and Cellular Cognition Meeting took place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt immediately before the Society for Neuroscience Meeting in San Diego, October 21 and 22, 2004. The meeting was a great success attracting more than 400 registrants! Our next meeting will be in Washington DC, immediately before the Society for Neuroscience meeting.

To download the abstract booklet for the 2004 San Diego meeting click here

More info about the meeting:


San Diego - Two day Event

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Room: Douglas Pavilion A, Manchester Grand Hyatt

06:30-9:30 PM- Wine and Cheese Poster Session

Friday, October 22, 2004

Room: Manchester G Room, Manchester Grand Hyatt

09:00 AM: Opening Remarks: Alcino Silva (UCLA)

Chair: Huda Akil (Michigan)
09:05- 09:25- Craig M. Powell (UTSW) "Pre-synaptic function in cognition"
09:25- 09:45- Tom Insel (NIH) "What is so special about social cognition?"
09:45- 10:05- Steve Maren (Michigan) "Hitting Ras where it counts: Ras antagonism in the basolateral amygdala inhibits long-term fear memory"
10:05- 10:25- Tracey Shors (Rutgers) "Neurogenesis and the makings of memories"

10:25- 11:00- Break

Chair: Mark Bear (MIT)
11:00- 11:20- Robert W Greene (UTSW) "Temporally and anatomically specific deletion of the NR1 gene prevents acquisition but not recall of contextually conditioned associations"
11:20- 11:40- Joel Richter (U.Mass) "C/EBP in dendritic protein synthesis"
11:40- 12:00- Kausic Si (Columbia) "Molecular mechanisms of persistence of Long-term synaptic facilitation"
12:00- 12:20- Steven Thomas (U Penn) "A molecular mechanism for memory retrieval in the hippocampus"

12:20- 02:00- Lunch

Chair: Jeanne Whener (Colorado)
02:00- 02:20- Kimberly Christian (USC) "Purkinge neuron correlates of learning"
02:20- 02:40- Soichi Nagao (RIKEN Brain Science Institute) "Mechanisms of cerebellar plasticity and learning"
02:40- 03:00- Sascha du Lac (Salk) "Molecular and cellular mechanisms of cerebellar motor learning"
03:00- 03:20- Jie Shen (Harvard) "Presenilins in synaptic plasticity and the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease"

03:20- 03:40- Break

Chair: Susumu Tonegawa (MIT)
03:40- 04:00- Jonathan Levenson (Baylor) "Histone acetylation in hippocampal long-term memory and synaptic plasticity"
04:00- 04:20- Ron Davis (Baylor) "Watching memories form by optical imaging"
04:20- 04:40- Yi Zhong (CSHL) "Imaging odor representations in the Drosophila brain"
04:40- 05:00- Ted Abel (U. Penn) "The role of PKA anchoring in synaptic plasticity and learning"

Please, note that this year four of the talks were chosen from the abstracts submitted.


This meeting was sponsored by Memory Pharmaceuticals, Merck, the National Institute of Mental Health, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Pfizer, Saegis Pharmaceuticals and Sention. Without their generous contributions we would not be able to hold our meetings.

Wine and Cheese Poster Session

On Friday, October 21st, 2004 starting at 6:30 PM we held our annual Poster Session. It was a great event that mixed good science and wonderful wine.

To download the abstract booklet for the 2004 San Diego meeting click here