Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center

Education & Training

2015 PMNC Symposium

Genetics of Brain Disorders

This one-day Symposium will bring together a wide variety of participants, from those interested in basic mechanisms that are impaired in brain disorders to others developing strategies for clinical intervention. The goals include fostering a lively exchange of ideas and future strategies, developing potential collaborations and new research initiatives and learning about cutting-edge research results.

This one-day symposium will feature internal speakers from the Penn Neuroscience
community and external guest speakers, as well as poster presentations. Breakfast and lunch are provided and there will be a reception following the event. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Smilow Center for Translational Research, Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium
University of Pennsylvania campus
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please visit for additional details or to register. When registering, please be sure to indicate whether you would like to make a reservation for lunch.

Click here for a printable pdf of the symposium information


If you or any member of your Department are interested in presenting a poster on a topic in the field of neuroscience, please contact Bridget Callaghan at (215) 898-2226 or via email at

Keynote Speakers

Joseph G. Gleeson, MD
The Rockefeller University

Jack M. Parent, MD
University of Michigan Medical School

Penn Presenters

Wade H. Berrettini, MD, PhD

Douglas Coulter, PhD
Pediatrics and Neuroscience

Beverly L. Davidson, PhD
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, MD

Raquel Gur, MD, PhD
Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology

Steven J. Siegel, MD, PhD


Click here for 2015 Symposium agenda