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Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium: <i>Changing Minds: Optogenetic Manipulation of the Brain</i>

Monday, May 9, 2011
4:00 AM
Rackham Amphitheater - 4th Floor
Rackham Graduate School
915 E. Washington

This event is sponsored by the Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology Department.

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Bioengineering; Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Development and Optogenetics

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Barry Dickson, Professor and Scientific Director; IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria
Thermogenetic Control of Drosophila Mating Behavior

1:15 p.m.– 2:15 p.m.
Rachel Wong, Professor, Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington
Watching Circuits Assemble in the Nervous System

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Carl Craver, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis
Optogenetics and Maker's Knowledge: Perspectives from the History and Philosophy of Neuroscience

3:45 p.m.– 4:15 p.m.
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University
Applications of Optogenetics to Questions in Neurological and Psychiatric Disease

4:15 p.m. – 5: 00 p.m.
Panel Discussion – Mind Control: What do you think?
Moderator: Huda Akil (University of Michigan, Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute)
Carl Craver
Karl Deisseroth
Barry Dickson
Rachel Wong
Scott Kim (University of Michigan, Dept. of Psychiatry),
Andrew Maynard (University of Michigan, School of Public Health),
Carl Schneider (University of Michigan Law School)
Chandra Sripada (University of Michigan, Dept. of Philosophy)

For further information contact: Patrick Flannery