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The Fourth Annual Neuroscience Symposium at Kent State University:

The Neuroscience of the Social Brain

This symposium features internationally renowned neuroscientists presenting leading-edge research on mechanisms underlying social behavior. 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 Medical Education (CMEs) will be available. Sign-up at the registration table. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are pending. Check back soon for details. 

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April 7-8, 2016

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

Thursday, April 7, 2016
7:00 Welcome

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

7:10 Introduction of Keynote Speaker

James Blank, Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University

7:15 p.m. Keynote Address- "Preclinical Discovery of Treatments for Autism"

Jacqueline N. Crawley, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine
Dr. Crawley is the Robert E. Chason Endowed Chair in Translational Research at the MIND Institute and an internationally recognized leader in behavioral neuroscience.

8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Reception and Poster Session
 
Friday, April 8, 2016
8:00 a.m. Check-in and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome 

James Blank, Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University

8:35 a.m. Overview

Ernie Freeman, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the School of Biomedical Sciences

Morning Session
8:45 a.m. “Empathy and the network architecture of the human brain”

Tony Jack, Ph.D., Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University
(Introduced by David Fresco, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kent State University)

9:30 a.m. “Translational social neuroscience: animal models to patients with autism”

Karen Parker, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Stanford School of Medicine
(Introduced by Doug Delahanty, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Vice President for Research and Faculty Development, Department of Psychological Sciences)

10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. “Oxytocin and the social brain: lessons from mutant mice”

Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University
(Introduced by Eric Mintz, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences)

11:15 a.m. “The monogamous brain”

Zuoxin Wang, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Florida State University
(Introduced by Colleen Novak, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences)

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
Afternoon Session
1:30 p.m. “Mouse models of autism to test hypotheses about causes and to discover effective treatments”

Jacqueline N. Crawley, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine
(Introduced by Gemma Casadesus, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences)

2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

Moderated by John Gunstad, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kent State University

2:50 p.m. Final Comments

Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., Symposium Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University

3:00 p.m. Poster Session