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James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative
2004 Program Meeting
Nothing Endures But Change
June 7-9, IBM Palisades Conference Center


Monday, June 7
12:00 noon Opening Lunch
1:30-5:00 pm Session I, Stress? How much is too much?
Moderator: Diana Downs, University of Wisconsin - Madison
1:30 - 1:45 pm Introduction, Susan Fitzpatrick
1:45-2:00 pm Introductory Remarks, Diana Downs
2:00-2:30 pm Mark Noble, University of Rochester Medical Center
    The Red Ox, giver of life
2:45-3:00 pm Break
3:00-3:30 pm Claire Kremen, Princeton University
    Stressing out ecosystems: the loss of ecosystem services
3:45-4:15 pm Tracey Shors, Rutgers University
    Females under stress: why they keep changing their minds
4:30-5:00 pm Discussion
6:30-9:00pm Reception and Dinner
Tuesday, June 8
8:30-12 noon Session II, To fish or cut bait?: Decisions, decisions, decisions
Moderator: Liz Phelps, New York University
8:45-9:00 am Introductory Remarks, Liz Phelps
9:00-9:30 am John Foley, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Abrupt Changes in Ecosystems and Climate in Northern Africa: Driving While Blindfolded Through Complex Systems
9:45-10:00 am Break
10:00-10:30 am Sean Morrison, University of Michigan
    A link between stem cell self-renewal and cancer cell proliferation
10:45-11:15 am Marc D. Hauser, Harvard University
    The evolution of the computational mind
11:30-12 noon Discussion
12:00 noon Lunch
1:30-5:00pm Session III, Beyond wine and roses: What memories are made of depends on who/what does the remembering
Moderator: Kathleen McDermott, Washington University
1:45-2:00 pm Introductory Remarks, Kathleen McDermott
2:00-2:30 pm William Chambers, University of Pittsburgh
    Adaptive Immunity: Remembering how best to hit a moving target
2:45-3:00 pm Break
3:00-3:30 pm Garry Peterson, McGill University
    The Engines of Resilience, The Seeds of Control: A Journey into Ecological Memory
3:45-4:15 pm Athanassios Siapas, California Institute of Technology
    Memory formation in distributed brain circuits
4:30-5:00 pm Discussion
6:00-7:00pm Poster Session/Reception
7:30-9:30pm Dinner
Wednesday, June 9
8:30-12 noon Session IV, Evolving over time: Brains do it, networks do it, and yes-even tumors do it!
Moderator: Diana Archangeli, University of Arizona
8:45-9:00 am Introductory Remarks, Diana Archangeli
9:00-9:30 am Leah Krubitzer, University of California - Davis
    How does evolution build a complex brain?
9:45-10:00 am Break
10:00-10:30 am Peter Dodds, Columbia University
    It's catching: a generalized model of biological and social contagion
10:45-11:15 am David Gutmann, Washington University in St. Louis
    The ten commandments of brain tumors: IX. "Honor Thy Neighbor"
11:30-12 noon Discussion
12:00 noon Closing Lunch

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