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The Ernest J. Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience Retreat

The Ernest J. Del Monte InsPhoto of DelMonte VIPtitute for Neuroscience retreat was held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn at College Town. The retreat, scheduled from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., brought together scientists working in all neuroscience fields across the University.

Key stakeholders presented promising ideas, programs, and services. After the presentations, feedback was solicited with small group discussions to help direct priorities and goals for the Institute’s upcoming strategic plan. 

PDF versions of each presentation are available for you to download. 


The Ernest J. Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience Retreat
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn at College Town

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Welcome and Introduction - John Foxe, Ph.D.
12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Official Opening - Mark Taubman, Dean and CEO
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Photo of Margot Mayer-ProschelSession 1: Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Watch the Introduction and Session 1 video


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Photo of Hany GelbardSession 2: Regenerative Neuroscience
Watch the Session 2 video


3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Photo of Kerry OBanionSession 3: Aging Neuroscience
Watch the Session 3 video


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Photo of Brad MahonSession 4: Cognition, Circuits and Addiction
Watch the Session 4 video


5:15 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

Photo of Dave WilliamsSession 5: Vision and Pain
Watch the Session 5 and Closing Remarks video


6:00 p.m. Final Remarks and Next Steps
  Closing Reception
Please join us after the retreat for drinks, appetizers, and good conversation.

Please contact Kathleen Jensen at or (585) 276-8730 if you are interested in obtaining any of the original presentations.

Retreat Agenda