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The Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference, Neuroscience 2023, began Saturday, Nov. 11, in Washington, D.C., and the Lieber Institute for Brain Development’s scientists were an integral part of the program.

The Institute staffed a booth just across from the National Institutes of Health in the exhibit hall, and our neuroscience experts discussed their work at the following poster sessions throughout the five-day conference:

  • Heena Divecha, Research Associate, “Generation of spatial landscape of gene expression in the human locus coeruleus using spatially resolved transcriptomics and single nucleus RNA-sequencing,” PSTR041.14, Nov. 11, 1 – 2 p.m.,
  • Kelsey Montgomery, “Molecular mapping of the human habenula using single cell and spatial transcriptomics,” PSTR041.18, Nov. 11, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Madeline Valentine, B.S., Research Assistant, “Molecular profiling with spatial resolution of the basolateral complex of the human amygdala,” PSTR041.19, Nov. 11, 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Annie Nguyen, “Benchmarking spot-level deconvolution methods in the human dorsolateral prefrontal cortex using Visium Spatial Proteogenomics,” PSTR041.16, Nov. 11, 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Bailey Spiegelberg, M.P.H., Doctoral candidate, “Making a human-specific model: Maternal Immune Activation and Neuroinflammation,” PSTR004.18, Nov. 11, 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Seyun “Lina” Oh, M.S., Research Associate, “Molecular profiling of lateral septum cell types in the human brain,” PSTR041.17, Nov. 11, 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Gina Shim, B.S., Research Assistant, and Isaac Ostlund, Ph.D., Staff Scientist I, “Investigating the impact of common genetic risk variants for schizophrenia on neuronal function elucidates relationships between cellular phenotypes, clinical status and cognitive performance,” Nov. 12, 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Alejandra Romero Morales, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, “TCF4 mutations cause dysregulation of the oligodendrocyte lineage in a human model of autism spectrum disorder.”
  • Robert Phillips, “Temporally specific gene expression and chromatin remodeling programs regulate a conserved Pdyn enhancer,”  PSTR374.03, Nov. 14, 8 a.m. – noon
  • Michael McConnell, Ph.D., Investigator, “Atypical astrocytes in the aging mouse cortex are associated with areas of blood brain barrier leakage and disrupted glutamate homeostasis,” PSTR322.23, Nov. 14, 8 a.m. – noon
  • Norah Sadowski, “Genetic and Pharmacological Rescue of Myelination in Neurodevelopmental Disorders.”
  • Karen Scida, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, “Real time measurement of vancomycin pharmacokinetics in the brain of mice via electrochemical, aptamer-based sensors,” PSTR335.04, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. – noon
  • Tomoyo Sawada, Ph.D., Research Scientist, “Setd1a haploinsufficiency and common schizophrenia risk converge on neurodevelopmental perturbations of chromatin modification and genomic stability,” PSTR448.13, Nov. 15, 8 a.m. – noon
  • Jorge Miranda Barrientos, Ph.D., Staff Scientist II, “Activity patterns of mouse prelimbic cortical neurons during the continuous performance test,” PSTR563.13, Nov. 15, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Ye “Tyler” Li, M.D., Ph.D., Staff Scientist, “Measuring task engagement in a mouse continuous performance test using pose estimation and visual field analysis,” PSTR563, Nov. 15, 1 – 5 p.m.