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Development of The Limbic System

Satellite Symposium, 1997 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 25, 1997,  9:00AM - 2:00PM,
Rooms 43 and 44 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center,
900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130-1799.

Sponsored by the NIDA Neuroscience Consortium
Organizer: Jonathan D. Pollock, Ph.D.,
Division of Basic Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Rockville, MD.

List of Speakers and Titles of Lectures

9:00-9:05 AM: Jonathan D. Pollock, Ph.D. National Institute on Drug Abuse, "Opening Remarks"

9:05- 9:50 AM: Lars Olson, Ph.D. The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, "The Transcription Factor Nurr1 is required for dopamine neurogenesis."

9:50-10:35 AM: Stewart Anderson, M.D. University of California, San Francisco, "Mutations of the homeobox genes, Dlx-1 and Dlx-2 disrupt the striatal subventricular zones and the differentiation of late born neurons."

10:35-11:20 AM: Harry Chugani, M.D. The Childrens Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michingan, "Functional maturation of the limbic system."

11:20-11:35 AM: Break

11:35-12:20 PM: Jurgen Bolz, Ph.D. Inserm, Lyon, France, "Specification of limbic cortical circuits."

12:20-1:05 PM: Renping Zhou, Ph.D. Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, "Regulation of topographic projections in the limbic system by Eph family molecules."

1:05-1:50 PM: Pat Levitt, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, "The role of the limbic system associated protein in the development of the hippocampal formation."


Photomicrographs of neurons displayed with abstracts provided by Dr. Jurgen Bolz. Photomicrograph of growth cone used with permission of Dr. Paul C. Letourneau

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