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HAL Symposium 2015: Signals 'R' Us: Past and Present Trainees and Collaborators Celebrate the Life and Work (So Far!) of Henry A. Lester

Friday, September 11, 2015
8:00am to 6:00pm
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This one day scientific symposium at Caltech will feature presentations by former colleagues, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and collaborators of Henry's, a keynote address by Henry, and dinner at the Athenaeum on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.


Jeanne Nerbonne, Washington University in St. Louis
Nael McCarty, Emory University School of Medicine
Joel Nargeot, Université de Montpellier
Sherry Leonard, University of Colorado Denver


David Armstrong, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
"A Novel Mechanism for Thyroid Hormone Receptor Signaling through the PI3 Kinase, Its Importance for Synaptic Maturation and Plasticity in the Mouse Hippocampus, and Its Disruption by Environmental Xenobiotics"

Nathan Dascal, Tel Aviv University
"GIRK Regulation by Gβγ and Gα: Old Quarrels and New Twists"

Dennis Dougherty, California Institute of Technology
"Chemistry on the Brain: 25 Years of the Lester-Dougherty Collaboration"

Pamela England, University of California, San Francisco
Title forthcoming

Alison Gurney, University of Manchester, UK
"Kv7 Channels in Pulmonary Vascular Function and Dysfunction"

Bertil Hille, University of Washington Medical School
"Regulation of Neuronal Ion Channels by G Protein Coupled Receptors"

Princess Imoukhuede, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Systems Biology and Bioengineering: Predicting Angiogenic Activation via Integrative Receptor Quantitation and Computational Modeling"

Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles
"Astrocyte Signaling in Neural Circuits"

Andrew Tapper, University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Neurocircuitry and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Nicotine Withdrawal"

Keynote Speaker

Henry A. Lester
"Inside-out Pharmacology of Nicotinic and (perhaps) Psychiatric Drugs"

For more information, please contact Vince Rivera by phone at 626-395-4952 or by email at [email protected] or visit HAL Symposium and Honorary Dinner 2015.