Sixth Annual Neuroscience Symposium
The Neuroscience of the Healthy Brain
This symposium features internationally renowned neuroscientists presenting leading-edge research on mechanisms underlying a healthy 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.
April 25-26, 2018
Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center
215 S. Depeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Paul DiCorleto, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
James L. Blank, Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and
John F. Cryan, PhD
Reception and Poster Session
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Check-in and continental breakfast
John Gunstad, Ph.D., Director, Applied Psychology Center, co-Director, Brain Health Research Institute and Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
Ernest Freeman, Ph.D., Director, School of Biomedical Sciences, co-Director, Brain Health Research Institute and Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
"Brain Outcomes in Severe Obesity"
John Gunstad, Ph.D.
Introduced by Aaron Jasnow, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
"Healthy Body, Healthy Brain:
Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Ph.D., PT
Introduced by Doug Delahanty, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Faculty Development and Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
"Food, Mood, and Metabolism"
Simon Evans, Ph.D.
Introduced by Colleen Novak, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
"Social Microbes: Regulation of the Social Brain and Behavior by the Microbiota"
John F. Cryan, Ph.D.
Introduced by Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
"Can Lifestyle Activities Prevent and/or Delay Alzheimer’s Dementia in Elderly?"
P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D.
Introduced by Jennifer McDonough, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
"Inflammation 'Hijacks' the Healthy Brain Causing
John D. Johnson, Ph.D.
Introduced by Eric Mintz, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., Symposium Chair,