Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium: Changing Minds: Optogenetic Manipulation of the Brain


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  • Host Department: Philosophy
  • Date: 05/09/2011
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: Rackham Amphitheater - 4th Floor
    Rackham Graduate School
    915 E. Washington

  • Description: 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