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Brainiacs: Recent Advances in Neuroscience

2014 Brainiacs cover art

Science Writers' Boot Camp

Monday, April 28, 2014
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with reception to follow
The National Press Club
Washington, D.C.

About

Learn about the latest neuroscience research from Johns Hopkins experts.

This year's event covered topics such as learning and memory, diseases of the brain, the latest in brain cancer treatments, the incredible healing power of the brain after traumatic injury and how our researchers are mapping the brain.

View the Presentations

Schizophrenia and Autism

The Best of Both Worlds: Nature and Nurture
Hongjun Song, Ph.D.
Powerpoint
Video

A Smattering of Mutations
Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D.
Powerpoint
Video

Mapping the Brain

Rats Use Brain "GPS Maps" to Navigate
David Foster, Ph.D.
Powerpoint
Video

Making New Connections...Between Neurons
Mollie Meffert, M.D., Ph.D.
Video

Communication Breakdown: Neurodegeneration

The Unlikely Suspect: Neurons Not Responsible for ALS?
Jeffrey Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Video

Learning and Memory

Erasing Emotional Memory
Richard Huganir, Ph.D.
Powerpoint
Video

The Molecular Basis of Long-Term Memory
David Linden, Ph.D.
Presentation
Video

Recovery After Brain Injury

Relearning Movement After Brain Damage
Amy Bastian, Ph.D.
Video

Monitoring Stroke Recovery with Brain Images
Argye Hillis, M.D.
Powerpoint
Video

Motor Recovery After Stroke in Mice and Man
John Krakauer, M.D.
Video

Brain Cancer

Breakthrough Treatments: Brain Tumor Vaccines and Direct-to-the-Brain Chemotherapy
Henry Brem, M.D.
Video

 

Meet Our Speakers

Marilyn Albert

Marilyn Albert (Research profile)

Expertise:

Memory Disorders, Alzheimer's disease

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Amy Bastian

Amy Bastian (Research profile)

Expertise:

Movement disorders, Motor learning defects, Damage to the central nervous system

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Henry Brem

Henry Brem (Research profile)

Expertise:

Brain cancer treatments, Neurosurgery

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Aravinda Chakravarti

Aravinda Chakravarti (Research profile)

Expertise:

Genomics; Complex genetic diseases; Genetics of mental illness, heart disease and birth defects

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David Foster

David Foster (Research profile)

Expertise:

Spatial learning, Navigation

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Argye Hillis

Argye Hillis (Research profile)

Expertise:

Recovery of speech and cognition after stroke or traumatic brain injury, Brain imaging

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Richard Huganir

Richard Huganir (Research profile)

Expertise:

How connections change between neurons in the brain, Learning and memory on a molecular level, Obama BRAIN Initiative

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John Krakauer

John Walter Krakauer (Research profile)

Expertise:

Motor learning and motor control; Effects of stroke on motor learning

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David Linden

David Linden (Research profile)

Expertise:

  • Learning coordinated movements; motor learning in the cerebellum

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Mollie Meffert

Mollie Meffert (Research profile)

Expertise:

Memory formation on the molecular level, gene expression, microRNAs

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Jeffrey Rothstein

Jeffrey Rothstein (Research profile)

Expertise:

Neuromuscular diseases, like Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gerig's disease; glutamate receptors; neurodegeneration; patient-specific stem cells

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Hongjun Song

Hongjun Song (Research profile)

Expertise:

Adult stem cells in the brain; schizophrenia and other mental disorders

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