2011 Neuroscience Day – May 20

Mary Dallman, Ph.D.Mary Dallman, Ph.D. (left), professor of physiology at the University of California-San Francisco, will be the keynote speaker at OMV-SfN’s 2011 Neuroscience Day on Friday, May 20, at Wright State University. Dr. Dallman’s research studies the effects of chronic stress on brain-pituitary-adrenal interrelationships.

“Chronic stress has a variety of effects on the organism, including changes in energy balance, behavior and responsivity to new stimuli,” she says. “These effects of chronic stress are probably mediated in large part by the central corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) neuronal system and glucocorticoids secreted from the adrenal gland in response to drive from hypothalamic CRF. Moreover, all of these are affected strongly by circadian rhythms.” Read more.

Neuroscience Day also will feature student presentations and a poster session.. Graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research staff, and faculty are invited to present posters on recent findings in neuroscience and its related fields. Posters presented at last fall’s SfN meeting and other conferences are welcome. The poster submission deadline is Monday May 9. Submit your poster information using our online form.

Registration for Neuroscience Day is free for 2011 OMV-SfN members. Please register in advance so we can plan accordingly for the attendance. If you are not an OMV-SfN member for 2011, please join now.


10:00-10:45 a.m.: Registration (101 White Hall) & Poster Set-up (Student Union Apollo Room)

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Keynote Lecture (101 White Hall)

Mary Dallman, Ph.D. (Department of Physiology at the University of California-San Francisco) Feeling Stressed and Feeding

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch (White Hall Atrium)

1:30-3:00 p.m.: Student & Post-doc Presentations (101 White Hall)

3:15-5:00 p.m.: Poster Session and Reception (Student Union Apollo Room) Poster Competition Award Ceremony at 4:45 p.m.