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Mammalian Sensory Systems (C4)

Scientific Organizers: Stephen Liberles, David D. Ginty, Jeffrey R. Holt and Melanie Samuel


March 15—19, 2019

Allen Institute, Seattle, Washington, USA


Sponsored by Allen Institute and Merck & Co., Inc.


Abstract submission is now closed. Registered attendees may bring a poster onsite. Please contact our office at +1 800-253-0685; +1 970-262-1230 or email info@keystonesymposia.org if you are interested.
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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 28, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 28, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 11, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2019 [details]

If you have missed a deadline due to the US government shutdown, please contact our office.

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Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-C4 "Mammalian Sensory Systems" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On November 28, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 28, 2018 until February 1, 2019 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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November 28, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 17, 2019 845.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 17, 2019 1045.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 17, 2019 620.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 17, 2019 820.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
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Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 28, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is December 11, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: November 28, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: December 11, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is November 28, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 17, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1045.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Friday, March 15 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Tuesday, March 19 with a closing plenary session from 12:00 to 19:15, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Wednesday, March 20 in order to fully experience the meeting.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Lobby
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Atrium

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

08:00—09:00
Breakfast

Atrium
08:30—09:00
Poster Setup

2nd Floor
09:00—17:00
Poster Viewing

2nd Floor
09:00—10:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2019

Auditorium
* Stephen Liberles, Harvard Medical School, USA

Richard Axel, Columbia University, USA
Central Representations of Odors

10:00—13:00
Structure and Function of Chemoreceptors
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2019

Auditorium
* Stephen Liberles, Harvard Medical School, USA

Emily Liman, University of Southern California, USA
Ion Channels for Sour Taste

Coffee Break

Xinzhong Dong, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Mrgs in Itch Sensation

Paul L. Greer, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Exteroceptive and Interoceptive Chemosensation by MS4A Receptors

Kazushige Touhara, University of Tokyo, Japan
Molecular, Receptor, and Neural Basis for Chemosensory Signal-Mediated Behavior and Emotion in Mice

Isaac Chiu, Harvard Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Sensory Neuron Interactions with Bacteria in Immunity and Pain

Hitoshi Sakano, University of Fukui, Japan
Short Talk: Sema7A/PlxnC1 Signaling Mediates Olfactory Imprinting during the Critical Period in Mice

13:00—14:00
Lunch

Atrium
13:15—15:15
Poster Session 1

2nd Floor
15:15—16:45
Workshop 1

Auditorium
* David D. Ginty, HHMI/Harvard Medical School, USA

Swetha Murthy, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
OSCA/TMEM63 Are an Evolutionarily Conserved Family of Mechanically Activated Ion Channels

Naresh Hanchate, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Connect-seq to Superimpose Molecular on Anatomical Neural Circuit Maps

Esther Borges Florsheim, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Immune-Mediated Allergen Sensing Controls Avoidance Behavior

Chuchu Zhang, Harvard Medical School, USA
Molecular Dissection of the Area Postrema and its Role in Nausea

Fred Schwaller†, Max Delbruck Centrum, Germany
Ush2A Is a Cutaneous Vibration Sensor in Mouse and Man

Annie Handler, Rockefeller University, USA
Distinct Dopamine Receptor Pathways Underlie the Temporal Sensitivity of Olfactory Associative Learning

16:45—17:00
Coffee Available

Atrium
17:00—19:00
Structure and Function of Mechanoreceptors
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2019

Auditorium
* Melanie Samuel, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

David Julius, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Structure and Function of TRP Channels

Ardem Patapoutian, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
How do you Feel the Force?

Jeffrey R. Holt, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Function, Dysfunction and Restoration of TMC Channels in the Inner Ear

David A. Yarmolinsky, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Short Talk: Optical Analysis of Spontaneous Nociception

Gregory Bryman, Harvard Medical School, USA
Short Talk: High-Fidelity Signal Transmission through Foveal Photoreceptors

17:00
On Own for Dinner


SUNDAY, MARCH 17

08:00—09:00
Breakfast

Atrium
08:30—09:00
Poster Setup

2nd Floor
09:00—17:00
Poster Viewing

2nd Floor
09:00—12:15
Cell Biology of Sensory Neurons
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2019

Auditorium
* Kara Marshall, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Lisa T. Stowers, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Hormonal Control of Pheromone-Sensing Neurons

Melanie Samuel, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
The Molecular Basis of Retina Development and Repair

Coffee Break

Brendan Lehnert, Harvard Medical School, USA
Synaptic Expansion Scales the Representation of the Body in the Brain

Nirupa Chaudhari, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Putative Hybrid Chemosensory-Mechanosensory Neurons Innervate Taste Buds

Wendy W.S. Yue, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Toward in vivo Optical Imaging of Trigeminal Ganglion Neurons and Afferents

Joriene C. de Nooij, Columbia University, USA
Molecular Correlates of Muscle Spindle and Golgi Tendon Organ Sensory Afferents

12:15—13:00
Lunch

Atrium
12:45—14:45
Poster Session 2

2nd Floor
14:45—15:00
Coffee Available

Atrium
15:00—17:00
Genetic and Translational Approaches for Sensory Deficits
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2019

Auditorium
* Alan J. Emanuel, Harvard Medical School, USA

Alexander Chesler, National Institutes of Health, USA
The Role of PIEZO2 in Health and Disease

Karen B. Avraham, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Epigenomics of the Auditory System

Andrew D. Huberman, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Circuits for Merging External and Internal Sensations to Drive Adaptive Behavior

David Shelton, , USA
Therapeutic Approaches to Chronic Pain

17:00
On Own for Dinner


MONDAY, MARCH 18

08:00—09:00
Breakfast

Atrium
08:30—09:00
Poster Setup

2nd Floor
09:00—17:00
Poster Viewing

2nd Floor
09:00—12:00
Evolution of Sensory Systems
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2019

Auditorium
* Paul L. Greer, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Kenneth C. Catania, Vanderbilt University, USA
Touch and Olfaction at the Extreme: Surprising Insights From Nature’s Specialists

Maude Baldwin, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany
Evolving Sweet Taste Receptors

Coffee Break

Elena Gracheva, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Molecular Adaptations to the Unique Lifestyle in Mammalian Hibernators

Slav Bagriantsev, Yale University, USA
Short Talk: Molecular basis of Mechanosensory Adaptations in Tactile Specialist Birds

Kali Esancy, University of Washington, USA
Short Talk: A Multi-Species Model for Selective Pruritus via the Direct Activation of TRPA1

Veronica Jove, Rockefeller University, USA
Short Talk: The Taste of Blood

12:00—13:00
Lunch

Atrium
12:30—14:30
Poster Session 3

2nd Floor
14:30—15:00
Coffee Available

Atrium
15:00—17:00
Early Sensory Processing
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2019

Auditorium
* David A. Yarmolinsky, Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Diana Bautista, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Neuroimmune Mechanisms Driving Changes in Sensory Behaviors

Ellen A. Lumpkin, Columbia University, USA
Epithelial-Neural Crosstalk in Touch Reception

Marla Feller, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Organization and Development of Retinal Circuits Mediating Direction Selectivity

Fan Wang, Duke University Medical Center, USA
A Central Analgesic Circuit in the Amygdala

17:00
On Own for Dinner


TUESDAY, MARCH 19

08:00—09:00
Breakfast

Atrium
09:00—12:00
Sensory Control of Limbic and Autonomic Systems
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2019

Auditorium
* Maude Baldwin, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany

Linda B. Buck, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Odor Effects on Stress

Catherine G. Dulac, Harvard University, USA
Pheromone Processing in the Limbic System

Coffee Break

Sara L. Prescott, Harvard Medical School, USA
Diversity of Upper Airway Sensory Neurons

Xin Sun, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Neuroendocrine Cells in Lung Sensory Function

Yin Liu, Stanford University, USA
Short Talk: Molecular and Functional Diversity of Pulmonary Sensory Neurons Revealed by Single-Cell RNA Sequencing

Lisa Beutler, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: An Obesogenic Diet Modulates Gut-Brain Communication

12:00—12:15
Project Officer for BRAIN
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2019

* Karen Kate David, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA

12:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

15:00—16:30
Workshop 2

Auditorium
* Jeffrey R. Holt, Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Wen Mai Wong, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Physiology-Forward Identification of Sensitive and Selective Bile Acid Receptors in the Vomeronasal Organ

Lujing Chen, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Cyclic-Nucleotide- and HCN-Channel-Mediated Phototransduction in Intrinsically-Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells

Gen-ichi Tasaka, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
The Temporal Association Cortex Is Involved in Auditory-Driven Maternal Plasticity

Robin F. Krimm, University of Louisville School of Medicine, USA
Anatomical Underpinnings of Broadly and Narrowly Tuned Taste Neurons

Alejandra Fernandez, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Role of PTEN in Somatosensory Development

Seungwon Choi, Harvard Medical School, USA
Genetic Dissection of Ascending Touch and Pain Pathways of the Anterolateral Tract

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Atrium
17:00—19:00
Cortical Processing of Sensory Information
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2019

Auditorium
* Chen Ran, Stanford University, USA

Shawn Olsen, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA
Cortical Computation in the Mouse Visual System using Large-Scale Optical and Electrophysiological Approaches

Stephen D. Roper, University of Miami, USA
The Logic of Taste: Is It Really So Logical?

Gloria Choi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Cortical Dysfunction and Social Behaviors

Daniel Feldman, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Maps and Neural Codes in Whisker Somatosensory Cortex

19:00—19:15
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/15/2019

Auditorium
19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Courtyard by Marriott/Lake Union
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Courtyard by Marriott/Lake Union

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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Directors' Fund


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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Allen Institute Merck & Co., Inc.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1R13DC017643-01

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13DC017643-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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