Regulation of Neural Function in Health and Disease

40th Annual Sanford Burnham Prebys Symposium
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Date and time

November 1, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa

9700 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037


About the symposium

The symposium will showcase recent research on the regulation of neuronal functions in health and in neurological and degenerative disorders. The focus will be on biological processes that enable and sustain neuronal functions at the cell- and circuitry level with strong mechanistic components and application of state-of-the-art technologies. Invited speakers are leaders in the field, from around the world.

Attendees are welcome to present posters, and a few short (3 min) talks will be selected based on submitted abstracts to highlight the accompanying posters. The program will allow ample opportunity throughout the day for networking.

Symposium Poster


Featured speakers

Karen Hsiao AsheKaren Hsiao Ashe
Minneapolis VA Medical Center

“Jilt Aβ, love tau?”




Don ClevelandDon Cleveland
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

“Designer DNA drug therapy for neurodegenerative disease”




Marco ColonnaMarco Colonna
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

“TREM2-dependent and -independent cellular responses in Alzheimer’s disease”




Alison GoateAlison Goate
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

“Rare and Common Genetic Variation implicate microglial function in Alzheimer’s disease risk”

Thomas KlausbergerThomas Klausberger
Medical University Vienna

“Neuronal circuits of the prefrontal cortex  for decision making”




Robert MalenkaRobert C. Malenka
Stanford University School of Medicine

“Neural mechanisms of social reward”




Eliezer MasliahEliezer Masliah
National Institute of Aging

“Progress and opportunities toward advancing the National Plan to Address AD and related dementias”



Thomas SüdhofThomas Südhof
Stanford University School of Medicine

“Synapse function in health and disease”

Poster session

We encourage abstract submission for posters. The poster session will provide a unique opportunity for junior investigators and postdocs to highlight emerging science on cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate neuronal functions in health and disease. Please submit your abstract by October 23, 2019.

Power talks

(selected from poster abstract submission)

A few abstracts will be selected for authors to feature their work in a short (3 min) oral presentation to advertise their poster.

Submit poster abstract

Deadline: October 23, 2019



Event parking is available at Estancia Hotel and Spa for an additional fee of $12.