Thursday, April 21, 2022 to Friday, April 22, 2022

Neuroregeneration and Cognition Challenge

5:00 PM

 (Hosted By MNI and BI)

Dear Colleagues,   

We invite you to join us for the 2022 Neuroregeneration and Cognition Challenge on April 22nd and April 23rd at NCRC hosted by the Biointerfaces Institute and the Michigan Neuroscience Institute.

The goal of this 2-day Challenge is to bring together clinicians, scientists, engineers, and technologists to explore new ideas and catalyze interdisciplinary collaborative research at the intersection of neuroregeneration and cognition. Some questions that might be addressed include:

  • What are the technical gaps hindering progress in the field of cognitive neuroscience?
  • Where will the field be with respect to “Neuroregeneration and Cognition” 100 years from now?
  • Should we strive to uncover the basis of cognition on a cellular and molecular level?

Participants are encouraged to develop new collaborations and submit brief research proposals for the seed fund competition on new projects stemming from the Challenge discussions.

We are excited that Dr. Valina Dawson, [bio], Director, Neuroregeneration and Stem Cell Programs, Institute for Cell Engineering, Johns Hopkins University will present the keynote address.

Invited U-M Presenters include:
Huda AkilGardner C. Quarton Distinguished University Professor of Neurosciences and Research Professor, Michigan Neuroscience Institute;
Sara AtonAssociate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology;
Jill BeckerPatricia Y. Gurin Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Research Professor Michigan Neuroscience InstituteBiopsychology Area Chair;
David BrangAssistant Professor of Psychology;
Tim Bruns, Associate Chair for Graduate Education, Biomedical Engineering, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering;
Cindy ChestekAssociate Chair for Research in Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering), Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering;
Dan LeventhalAssistant Professor of Neurology;
Jack ParentWilliam J Herdman Professor of Neurology, Co-Director and Chief of the Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Research Professor, Michigan Neuroscience Institute;
Parag Patil, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Associate Professor of Neurology, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering;
Martin SarterCharles M Butter Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Professor of Neuroscience
Preliminary Schedule
Friday, April 22
3:00 pm Welcome
3:15 pm Presentations
6:30 pm Networking Reception and Dinner
8:00 pm Keynote Presentation by Valina Dawson

Saturday, April 23
8:15 am Continental Breakfast  
8:30 am Organizational Remarks 
8:45 am Presentations
9:45 am Breakout Sessions
11:30 am Group Discussion followed by working lunch
Additional emails with detailed logistics and speaker titles will be sent closer to the Challenge date.
We hope to see you at the Challenge!
Jill Becker, Cindy Chestek, Shelly Flagel, and Joerg Lahann
Neuroregeneration and Cognition Challenge Steering Committee