LEARNMEM2018 will feature three panel sessions. The goal of these panels is to encourage discussion of important topics to learning and memory researchers. Panel membership will be finalized and posted soon!

The Future of Neuroscience

Thursday April 19, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakwater Ballroom

Rapid technological advances have transformed the way we ask questions about the brain. What will the future hold? Join a panel discussion of future thinkers and discuss innovations in neuroscience that will pave the way to future discovery.

Chair: Alcino Silva

Alcino Silva

University of California, Los Angeles

Elizabeth Buffalo

University of Washington

Sunil Gandhi

Assistant Professor
University of California, Irvine

Sumner Norman

Postdoctoral Fellow

Michael Yassa

Associate Professor
University of California, Irvine

Open Science and Open Access Publishing

Friday April 20, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Breakwater Ballroom

Team science brings the next wave of discovery and innovation. Open science and open access publishing have influenced how we produce, reproduce, and disseminate scientific findings. Learn what opportunities and challenges lay ahead in these endeavors.

Chair: Steve Ramirez

Steve Ramirez

Assistant Professor
Boston University

Cristina Alberini


Denise Cai

Assistant Professor
Mount Sinai

Saskia de Vries

Senior Scientist
Allen Institute for Brain Science

Hauke Heekeren

Chief Editor
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Julia Gelfand

Applied Sciences and Engineering Librarian
UC Irvine

Neuroscience and Education

Sunday April 22, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakwater Ballroom

How does neuroscience inform educational practices? How can we distinguish between neuroeducation myths and evidence-based practice? Join a panel discussion spanning neuroscience, education, technology, and policy.

Chair: Melina Uncapher

Melina Uncapher

Assistant Professor
University of California San Francisco
CEO, Institute for Applied Neuroscience

Susanne Jaeggi

Associate Professor
University of California, Irvine

Andrew Jones

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Melbourne

Ronald Dahl

University of California, Berkeley

Wendy Suzuki

New York University