2017 Neuroscience Annual Retreat

Jiminy Peak photo

This year’s retreat will be held at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in the Berkshire Mountains on April 28-29, 2017. 


Download the 2017 Neuroscience Retreat Schedule and resort map.

The retreat will begin at noon on 4/28 with a luncheon, followed by talks. Dinner, a poster presentation and a mixer will complete the evening. On 4/29, the retreat will begin with breakfast, followed by talks and lunch, and conclude at 4:00 pm. Checkout time is 10 am. (Jiminy Peak has an area to hold bags until departure.) 

Fri., April 28
8:30 amMeet buses in LOT 47 (larger lot in the rear, closer to Howard Ave.) on Washington Ave. (map)
9:00 amBuses depart Yale Medical School
11:30 to 12:00 pmArrival and Registration - County Inn Lobby
12:00 to 1:00 pmLunch - JJs Lodge
1:20 to 1:30 pmOpening remarks by Pietro De Camilli
– Crane Lodge
1:30 to 2:50 pmSession 1
(20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions, each)
– Crane Lodge
• Steve StrittmatterTargeting the Connection of Amyloid and Tau in Alzheimer's Disease: mGluR5 and Pyk2
• Daeyeol LeePunishment from the Basal Ganglia
• Will CaffertyMolecular Mechanisms Driving Spontaneous Recovery of Function after CNS Trauma
2:50 to 3:05 pmBREAK – Crane Center
3:05 to 4:00 pmSession 2
(20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions, each)
– Crane Lodge
• Gordon ShepherdHow Three Layer Olfactory Cortex Gave Rise to Six Layer Neocortex: an Informal Conversation
• Nenad SestanMolecular Control of Cortical Projection Neuron Identity and Connectivity
4:00 to 6:00 pmActivity: hike, games, movie, if raining
– Crane Center
6:00 to 7:30 pmDinner – JJ’s Lodge
7:30 to 8:30 pmKeynote Talk – Crane Lodge
Franck Polleux, Ph.D., 
Professor of Neuroscience, Columbia University
Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Kavli Institute for Neuroscience
Novel molecular mechanisms regulating the structure and function of ER-mitochondria coupling in neurons and at synapses
8:30 to 10:00 pmPosters and Drinks – JJs Lodge


Sat., April 29
7:30 to 8:30 amBreakfast – John Harvards
Baggage Storage – Burbank
9:00 to 10:20 amSession 3
(20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions, each)
– Crane Lodge
• Jeff GruenPresymptomatic Genetic Screening for Reading and Language Disorders: Implications for Precision Education
• Ellen HoffmanIdentifying Convergent Neural Mechanisms in Zebrafish Models of Autism Risk Genes
• Angeliki LouviFrom Disease Gene Discovery to Mechanism – and Beyond
10:20 to 10:35 amBREAK – Crane Center
10:35 to 11:55 amSession 4 (20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions, each) – Crane Lodge
• Amy ArnstenPrimary Visual Cortex vs. Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Primates: Marked Differences in Molecular Regulation
• Elena GrachevaA Song of Ice and Fire: Thermo Sensitivity in Mammalian Temperature Extremophiles
• Steve ChangNeuronal Coupling between the Anterior Cingulate Cortex and Amygdala underlies Social Behavior
12:00 to 1:00 pmLunch – JJs Lodge
1:20 to 1:40 pmGroup photo
2:00 to 2:50 pmSession 5 (20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions, each) – Crane Lodge
• Susumu TomitaSynaptic Transmission and Ion Channels
• Charlie GreerOlfactory System Development
2:50 to 3:50 pmDiscussion (Topic TBA) – Crane Lodge
4:00 pmGet Luggage (Burbank) and depart Jiminy Peak


Registration is closed.

We hope to see you all there!

Pietro De Camilli, Chair
Michael Crair, Deputy Chair
Sreeganga Chandra and Marc Hammerlund, Retreat Organizers


Bus transportation is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bus will depart New Haven at approximately 8:30 am on 4/28 and will leave Jiminy Peak on 4/29 at approximately 4:00 pm. Parking is available at Jiminy Peak as well.

Address: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, 37 Corey Road, Hancock, MA 01237 


Please contact the retreat organizers, or:

Charlene Bloch - charlene.bloch@yale.edu

Katherine Bownes - katherine.bownes@yale.edu

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Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

Hancock, MA 01237

T 413.738.5500

48.87146 2.355