As part of the CNC strategic plan, a mini-retreat has been scheduled for Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at the UAB Alumni House to discuss various aspects of Glial Biology/Neuroimmunology/Neuro-Oncology at UAB.  The agenda for the retreat is listed below and a flyer is attached for distribution within your areas. Lunch will be included in the program so confirmation of attendance is required. A poster session and reception will conclude the meeting. Limited parking is available at the Alumni House as is street parking. Please contact me with any questions about this retreat. Registration and abstract submissions should be emailed to Anne Wailes:

Glial Biology/Neuroimmunology/Neurooncology Retreat

January 20, 2012

UAB Alumni House

1301 10th Avenue South

8:00am – 5:00pm



Introduction/Opening Remarks                                  Harry Sontheimer


Session I – Science                 8:05am – 11:00am

Microglia                                                                    Etty Benveniste

Oligodendrocytes and White Matter/MS                   Tara DeSilva

Astrocyte Biology/Glial Neuronal Interactions           Vlad Parpura

Astrocytes and Diseases (Patho-Biology)                   Harry Sontheimer




Basic Neurooncology                                                  Yancey Gillespie

Translational Neurooncology                                     Burt Nabors

Epilepsy                                                                       John Hablitz

Acute Injury/Trauma                                                  Candace Floyd

Neuroimmunology                                                      Chander Raman


Session II – Cores                   11:00am – 12:30pm

Blueprint/Neuroscience P30                                       Michael Wyss

Genomics                                                                    Molly Bray

Transgenic Mice                                                         Robert Kesterson

Zebrafish                                                                     Steve Watts


Lunch                                      12:30pm – 1:30pm


Session III – Training              1:30pm – 2:00pm

Courses, Journal Clubs, and Training Grants              Benveniste/Brenner/Parpura/Sontheimer


Session IV – Support             2:00pm – 3:00pm

Center Grants and Other Opportunities                     Benveniste/Carroll/Gillespie/


Session V – Poster Session   3:00pm – 5:00pm

Poster Session and Reception



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