PCMI - Symposium

Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative Symposium



2:30 PM-6:00 PM

Day 1: November 13 - 2:30PM-6:00PM

Day 2: November 14 - 9:00AM-6:00PM

Day 3: November 15 - 9:00 AM-2:00PM

Co-organized by Drs. Jeremy Willsey, Hao Li, and Nevan Krogan, the inaugural Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative Symposium will be held at Gladstone Institutes (1650 Owens St., San Francisco, CA 94158) on November 13-15, 2019. The Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative (PCMI, pcmi.ucsf.edu) aims to bridge the gap between the genome and the clinic in the field of psychiatric disorder research. In support of this mission, the symposium will focus on current progress in translating advances in gene discovery to an understanding of the molecular underpinnings of neurodevelopmental disorders. We will also emphasize approaches spanning disorders with shared etiology and/or convergent biology. Ultimately, we strive to build a community of interdisciplinary researchers that will collaboratively drive the field forward, so we welcome attendance from any and all fields.


Ruth Huttenhain, UC San Francisco

Martin Kampmann, UC San Francisco

Aimee Kao, UC San Francisco

Saul Kato, UC San Francisco

Mustafa Khokha, Yale University

Hao Li, UC San Francisco

Dan Lowenstein, UC San Francisco

Frank McCormick, UC San Francisco

Lennart Mucke, Gladstone Institutes, UC San Francisco 

Tom Nowakowski, UC San Francisco 

Anca Pasca, Stanford University 

Katie Pollard, Gladstone Institutes, UC San Francisco

Sara Brin Rosenthal, UC San Diego

Matthew State, UC San Francisco

Donna Werling, UW-Madison

Helen Willsey, UC San Francisco

Jeremy Willsey, UC San Francisco 

Call for abstracts:

As part of the symposium, we are hosting a poster session and reception on Thursday, November 14th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm in the Byers Hall Atrium 2nd floor. We encourage interested attendees at every academic level to submit a brief poster abstract (title author list 1 paragraph) to Ashley Clement (ashley.clement@ucsf.edu) for consideration. Six submissions will be chosen for a “Rapid Talks” section on November 14th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (12 mins 3 mins for questions per talk). We will select poster presentation slots from the remaining abstracts. In order to be considered for the Rapid Talks, please submit your abstracts by 5 pm PST Wednesday, November 6th. We will accept additional abstracts for poster presentations only until 5 pm PST Friday, November 8th.

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