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NYU Langone experts present at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Experts from The Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center will present new research and participate in panel discussions at the Society for Neuroscience 41st Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, November 12-16, 2011.

"This meeting presents an opportunity for leading scientists from around the world to share research and discuss new avenues for treating diseases and conditions of the brain," said Richard Tsien, DPhil, the Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience and director of the Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center. "We are beginning to unravel the brain's mechanisms for building and sustaining the complex networks that weave cognition, memory, motor-function and experience into the fabric that not only define us as individuals, but as a society."

Experts from NYU Langone will be available for comment during the meeting in addition to participating in presentations, including:

Symposium Synaptic Plasticity: Homeostatic I
Richard Tsien, DPhil, (Symposium Chair)
Sunday, November 13 at 1:00 PM
This series of presentations offer a glimpse at the latest research on the mechanisms used by neurons to regulate their own activity, relative to the entire network, to maintain consistent transmission of signals.

Symposium Chronic Pain and Brain Abnormalities: Thalamocortical dysrhythmia and pain
Rodolfo Llinas, MD, PhD
Tuesday, November 15 at 9:45 AM
This panel will discuss brain abnormalities in patients with chronic pain, including the pain networks in the brain, diagnostic imaging and potential therapies.

Workshop Careers Beyond the Bench
Stacie Bloom, PhD
Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 PM
This workshop will explore the growing opportunities for those holding a doctorate degree, and offer a look at careers outside of higher education and research.

Contact: Craig Andrews
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

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