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KITP Conference: Olfaction
(Jul 7-10, 2015)
Coordinators: Sandeep R. Datta, Anne-Marie M. Oswald

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Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015

Odor-Guided Behaviors, Chair: Anne-Marie Oswald (U Pitt)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Lucia Jacobs (UC Berkeley) The PROUST hypothesis: the evolution of the olfactory and vomeronasal systems and their complementary functions in tracking odors across space and time
9:45am David Gire (U Washington) Mice develop efficient strategies for foraging and navigation using turbulent odor plumes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Ellisa Hallem (UCLA) Olfactory circuit modulation in free-living and parasitic nematodes
11:45am Dimitri Chklovskii (Simons Ctr) Similarity matching: a new framework for neural computation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Odor-Guided Behaviors "cont.", Chair: Lucia Jacobs (UC Berkeley)

2:00pm Gloria Choi (MIT) Oxytocin mediates entrainment of sensory stimuli to social cues of opposing valence
2:45pm Ian Davison (Boston U) Mating-dependent plasticity in the female accessory olfactory bulb[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Lisa Stowers (Scripps) A sensory rational for the unpredictable nature of female behavior[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

POSTER SESSION

5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015

Early Odor Processing, Chair: Bob Datta (Harvard)

9:00am Hitoshi Sakano ( U Fukui) Neural Map Formation in the Mouse Olfactory System[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Tim Holy (Washington U) Ligogenetics: where do we stand on exhaustive functional typology of sensory neurons?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Gilad Barnea (Brown U) trans-Tango: Transsynaptic Mapping and Manipulation of Neural Circuits
11:45am Stavros Lomvardas (Columbia U) Olfactory Receptor Gene Choice[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Early Odor Processing "cont.", Chair: Tim Holy (Washington U)

2:00pm Joel Mainland (Monell Institute) The role of a single receptor in human odor perception.[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Chakra Chennubhotla (U Pitt) Designing a computational similarity metric for categorizing odors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Ron Yu (Stowers Institute) Specific receptors and lousy sensors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Vikas Bhandawat (Duke U) Independently controlled behavioral primitives underlie behavioral response to odors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Thursday, Jul 09, 2015

Higher-Order Odor Processing, Chair: Kevin Franks (Duke U)

9:00am John Bekkers (ANU) Functional calcium imaging of spontaneous and odor-evoked activity in the piriform cortex in vivo[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Glenn Turner (CSH) Olfactory Signaling in Mushroom Body Output Neurons: Neural Coding as a Circuit Converges[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Alex Fleischmann (Coll. de France) Neural identity and odor coding in the piriform cortex
11:45am Anne-Marie Oswald (U Pitt) Spatial Profiles of Inhibition in piriform cortex[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Higher-Order Odor Processing "cont.", Chair: David Gire ( U Washington)

2:00pm Kevin Franks (Duke U) Piriform cortex is necessary and sufficient to normalize its own output[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Brent Doiron (U Pitt) Assembly formation in the face of spontaneous cortical dynamics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Charles Stevens (Salk Institute) What the fly's nose tell the fly's brain.[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Bob Datta (Harvard) New Behavioral Methods for Olfaction
5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Friday, Jul 10, 2015

Descending Control of Odor Processing, Chair: Venkatesh Murthy (Harvard)

9:00am Andreas Schaefer (MRC, UK) Inhibition in the mouse OB[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Dinu Florin Albeanu (CSH) An interglomerular circuit gates glomerular output and implements gain control in the mouse olfactory bulb[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Stephen Shea (CSH) "Top-down" and neuromodulatory influences on granule cell activity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Hermann Riecke (Northwestern) Cortical control of network structure and odor discrimination[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Descending Control of Odor Processing "cont.", Chair: Bob Datta (Harvard)

2:00pm Matthias Bethge ( U Tuebingen) Practical tools for complex data: predicting spikes from stimulus and calcium imaging signals[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Venki Murthy (Harvard U) Serotonergic influence on odor coding - modulation or computation?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

CONFERENCE END

3:45pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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