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BBI Seed Grant Symposium
Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
McKeldin Library Room 6137, Special Events Room
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Bijan Dabell

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Join us as we learn more about the work and accomplishments of our BBI Seed Grant Awardees for FY16 and FY17. Representatives from each team will be provide short presentations discussing their current or past awards. There will be an opportunity to connect with faculty, students and external members of the BBI community. Food and drinks will be served.


4:10     Opening Remarks

4:20     FY16 Award Presentations

  • Understanding the effect of age and duration of deafness on speech recognition in Cochlear Implant users. Samira Anderson, Matthew Goupell, and Katrina MacLeod
  • A novel use of catanioinic vesicles to modulate nervous system function and behavior. Philip R. DeShong, Erica R. Glasper, Jens Herberholz, and Farrah N. Madison 
  • Development of an ultra-fast 2 photon microscope by beam multiplexing: GRID Imaging. Ramani Duraiswami, Nail Gumerov, Patrick Kanold, and Wolfgang Losert
  • Investigating the Maryland Way. Sheri Parks
  • The retina as a novel biomarker for schizophrenia. Bongtae Han, Elizabeth Quinlan and Joshua Singer
  • Wireless Measurement of Neuronal Currents Using Spin-Torque Nano-Oscillators.
    Ricardo Araneda, Jens Herberholz, Benjamin Shapiro and Edo Waks

5:20     BREAK

5:35     Student Presentation - Synaptech Engineering team: Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease using EEG devices.

5:45     FY17 Award Presentations

  • Dance and EEG: Neural correlates of expressive movement. Pamela Abshire, Karen Bradley, Adriane Fang, Brad Hatfield and Jonathan Simon
  • Biobehavioral links among social anxiety, risk-taking, and substance use. Erica Glasper Sarah Racz, and Andres De Los Reyes
  • Identifying candidate genes associated with sensorineural hearing loss in a novel vertebrate model. Karen Carleton, Robert Dooling and Farrah Madison
  • Characterizing biological changes associated with shifts in reproductive strategy -connecting genes, physiology, behavior and fitness. Heidi Fisher and Erica Glasper
  • New Representations in Neuronal Ensembles during Initial Language Acquisition Neurobiology of Phoneme, Syllable and Word Learning in an Animal Model. Jonathan Fritz and Bill Idsardi 
  • Unraveling the neurogenetic architecture of human preference in mosquitoes. Megan Fritz, Quentin Gaudry and Carlos Machado
  • Computing with trajectories: Novel methods for understanding spatiotemporal function MRI data. Joseph Jájá and Luiz Pessoa
  • Impact of meditation experience on the brain-body connection: Behavioral, physiological, and neural measures of stress-resilience. Stephanie Kuchinsky and Robin Puett
  • Control of cross-modal sensory plasticity by intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells. Patrick Kanold and Joshua Singer

6:30     Closing Remarks

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