Schedule

Monday, October 25, 2021

Session 1 - Molecular Architecture and Function

9:00 AM

Introductory Remarks

Carin M. Barth, Chair Welch Foundation Board of Directors

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9:05 AM

Conference Introduction

Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University, Welch Foundation Scientific Advisory Board Member

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9:10 AM

Christy Landes

Rice University

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9:20 AM

The Molecular Logic of Synapse Formation

Thomas C. Südhof, Stanford University

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10:10 AM

Nanometer-Resolution Tracking of Axonal Transport by Dynein in Neurons

Steven Chu, Stanford University

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11:10 AM

Intracellular Membrane Lipids Dynamics and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Pietro De Camilli, Yale University

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Monday, October 25, 2021

2020 Welch Award

12:00 PM

Introduction

Joseph L. Goldstein, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

12:05 PM

2020 Welch Award Recipient Video

Steven L. McKnight, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Monday, October 25, 2021

Session II - Cell and Circuit Organization

1:00 PM

Mirjana Maletic-Savatic

Baylor College of Medicine

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1:10 PM

Understanding Brain Cell Type Diversity

Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science

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2:00 PM

Creating Molecular Atlases of Tissues by Imaging the Transcriptome

Jeff Moffitt, Harvard Medical School

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3:00 PM

Neurobiology of Social Behaviors

Catherine Dulac, Harvard University

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Session III - Neuroactivity and Behavior

9:00 AM

Benjamin R. Arenkiel

Baylor College of Medicine

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9:10 AM

Inner Workings of Channelrhodopsins and Brains

Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University

10:00 AM

Optogenetic and Chemogenetic Technologies for Probing Molecular and Cellular Interactions

Alice Ting, Stanford University

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11:00 AM

Optical Electrophysiology to Dissect Neural Circuits

Adam Cohen, Harvard University

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

2021 Welch Award Lecture

11:50 AM

2021 Welch Award Presentation

Carin M. Barth, Welch Board Chair

11:55 AM

Introduction

Peter B. Dervan, Welch SAB Chair

12:00 PM

2021 Welch Award Recipient Video

Chi-Huey Wong, The Scripps Research Institute

12:10 PM

Acceptance Speech

Chi-Huey Wong, The Scripps Research Institute

12:15 PM

Glycosylation Chemistry and Biology

Speaker: Chi-Huey Wong, The Scripps Research Institute

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Session IV - Diseases and Medicine

1:30 PM

Joe Goldstein

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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1:40 PM

GlucosylCeramide in the Pathogenesis of Rare Lysosomal Disease and Parkinson's Disease

Hugo J. Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine

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2:30 PM

Tracing the Genetics of Neurological Disease to the Mutation-Engendered Addition of Single Hydrogen Bonds

Steven McKnight, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2020 Welch Award Recipient

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3:30 PM

Somatic Mutation in Human Brain During Development and Neuropsychiatric Disease

Christopher A. Walsh, Harvard Medical School

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