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2008 Gill Symposium and Award Ceremony

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Congratulations to the 2008 Gill Award recipient:

Robert Sapolsky , Ph.D.
John and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor of Biological Sciences,
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences,
Stanford University

The 2008 Young Investigator Award recipient:

Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.
Group Leader Janelia Farm Research Campus,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute


2008 Gill Symposium Schedule
Indiana Memorial Union
Bloomington , Indiana
May 21, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Lectures and award presentations held in Whittenberger Auditorium

9:00-9:05 a.m. Welcoming remarks from Dean Bennett Bertenthal

9:05-9:15 a.m. Jack Gill, Vanguard Venture Partners
Tribute to J. Michael Walker

9:15-10:00 a.m. Tai Min, Ph.D. (IU Biology) "To Study the Genotype-Phenotype Relationships in Down Syndrome using Drosophila"

10:00-10:45 a.m. Cara Wellman, Ph.D. (IU Psychological and Brain Sciences) "Sweating the Small Stuff: Stress Effects in Prefrontal Cortex"

10:45-11:15 a.m. Break

11:15-11:30 a.m. Presentation of 2008 Young Investigator Award by Robert de Ruyter

11:30-12:30 a.m. 2008 Young Investigator Award Lecture by Karel Svoboda "Imaging Synapses and Neural Circuits"

12:30-2:25 p.m. Lunch and poster session in the Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall and Solarium

2:30-3:15 p.m. Xiao-Ming Xu, M.D., Ph.D. (IU School of Medicine) Neuroprotective and Regenerative Strategies for the Repair of Spinal Cord Injury

3:15-3:30 p.m. Presentation of 2008 Gill Award by Linda C. Gill

3:30-4:30 p.m. 2008 Gill Award Lecture by Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D. "Stress, Neuron Death, and Strategies for Saving the Endangered Neuron"

4:30-5:00 p.m. Q&A session by Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D.

5:00-6:00 p.m. Reception for award winners in Indiana Memorial Union Solarium