Fifth Annual Neuroscience Symposium

The Fifth Annual Neuroscience Symposium at Kent State University:

Sex Differences in the Brain

This symposium features internationally renowned neuroscientists presenting leading-edge research on mechanisms underlying sex differences in the brain. Neuroscience research at Kent State University is supported by over 35 faculty from numerous departments and disciplines. This event is free and open to the public. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available. Sign-up at the registration table.

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April 6-7, 2017

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center
215 S. Depeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time Details
7:00 PM

Welcome

Paul DiCorleto, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs

7:10 PM

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., Symposium Chair,
Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

7:15 PM

Keynote Address
“The Healing Power of Love: A Neuropeptide Hypothesis”

C. Sue Carter, PhD
Director of the Kinsey Institute, Rudy Professor of Biology, Indiana University

8:15 PM

Reception and Poster Session

 

Friday, April 7, 2017
TIME DETAILS
8:00 AM

Check-in and continental breakfast

8:30 AM

Welcome

Eric Mintz, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,
Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

8:35 AM

Overview

Ernest Freeman, Ph.D., Director of the School of Biomedical Sciences,
Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

Morning Session
TIME DETAILS
8:45 AM

"Oxytocin: Evolutionary, developmental and epigenetic consequences"

C. Sue Carter, Ph.D.
Director of the Kinsey Institute, Rudy Professor of Biology, Indiana University

Introduced by Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., Symposium Chair,
Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

9:30 AM

"Sex differences in behavioral circadian rhythms"

Eric Mintz, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,
Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University

Introduced by Colleen Novak, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

10:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

"Why we need sex differences in the brain"

Geert de Vries, Ph.D.
Director of the Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University

Introduced by Wilson Chung, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

11:15 AM

"Sex influences on brain and body: An issue whose time has come"

Larry Cahill, Ph.D.
Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine

Introduced by Doug Delahanty, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, Associate Vice President for Research and Faculty Development

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session
TIME DETAILS
1:30 PM

"Sexual violence and the female brain"

Tracey J. Shors, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers University

Introduced by Gemma Casadesus, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

2:15 PM

"Sex fear and memory: sex-dependent regulation of generalized fear by estradiol"

Aaron Jasnow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences,
Kent State University

Introduced by John Gunstad, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences

3:00 PM

Final Comments

Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., Symposium Chair,
Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

3:05 PM

Poster Session