Camarillo, Calif., April 4, 2014 – CSU Channel Islands will hold “Frontiers in Neuroscience,” the 10th Annual Poe Symposium, on Friday, April 11, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Del Norte Hall 1500 on the CI campus.  The event is free and open to the public.  Prior registration is required at http://biology.csuci.edu/poe/poe10neuroscience/index.htm.

The Poe Symposium features current topics in science and brings together professionals from multiple disciplines.  This year the symposium will look at new developments and cutting-edge technologies in the field of neuroscience.

Speaker topics include:

  • Stem cell strategies for treating blindness
  • MicroRNAs in neural stem cells and neurogenesis
  • Intravital imaging of the cellular and molecular dynamics of neuronal development
  • On-demand optogenetics: a light-guide in temporal lobe epilepsy
  • The future of neuromodulation: Opportunities and challenges

Check-in begins at 12:15 p.m.  Limited parking is available on campus with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers.  Once on campus, follow signs to the event.  Free parking is also available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus.  Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way.  Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.  For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.

This event is sponsored by CI’s Biology Program and funded with the generous support of students through the Instructionally Related Activities fund.  To register and to view a program schedule and speaker bios, visit http://biology.csuci.edu/poe/poe10neuroscience/index.htm, or contact Charles Sackerson at 805-437-8806 or charles.sackerson@csuci.edu for more information.

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