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Annual Research Day 2021

Seventh Annual Neuroscience Research Day

Friday, April 9, 2021, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Featured keynote speaker

Faculty Speakers:


  • Kenny Morse
  • Nick Pappas
  • May Ribeiro


Syracuse block S over rendering of neurons.

Registration is FREE! Please register as we need a head count by April 2, 2021.

Poster submissions

Poster abstract submissions are due by the end of the day, Tuesday March 30, 2021. Any registrant can submit a poster (faculty, undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, staff). We encourage students to submit!

Please note: posters do not have to be created uniquely for this event. Posters created for previous or future conferences are accepted. Based on the quality of poster presentations, awards will also be given to the top graduate and undergraduate presenters.

April 9, 2021 Schedule

Time Activity
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. “Registration desk opens”
9:00am – 9:10 Welcome and Keynote Speaker Introduction
9:10-9:45 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephanie O’Malley, Yale University
Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry
"Leveraging Human Laboratory Paradigms to Advance Medication Development for Alcohol Use Disorder"
9:45-9:50 Keynote Q&A
9:55-10:20 Dr. Victor Duenas, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
“Hybrid Lower-limb Assistive Devices for Rehabilitation” (5 min Q&A)
10:20-10:25 Short Break
10:25-10:40 Kenny Morse, Vander Werff Lab, Communication Sciences and Disorders
“Tinnitus: Decreased Inhibition and a Hyperactive Auditory System” (3 min Q&A)
10:40-10:55 May Ribeiro, MacDonald Lab, Biology
“Investigating Vitamin D Dietary Supplementation as a Potential Therapeutic for Rett Syndrome” (3 min Q&A)
10:55-11:00 Short Break
11:00-11:45 Poster Session
11:45-11:50 Short Break
11:50-12:15 p.m. Dr. Rachel Razza, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science
“Mechanisms of Mindfulness: Associations between Self-Report and Neural Change” (5 min Q&A)
12:15-12:30 Nick Pappas, Kellen Lab, Psychology
“Sampling Based Theories in Decision Making Under Uncertainty” (3 min Q&A)
12:30-12:55 Dr. Stephen Glatt, Professor, SUNY-Upstate Medical University, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
“Resilience Genes Protect Unaffected Individuals at High Genetic Risk for Brain Disorders” (5 min Q&A)
12:55-1:00 Poster Awards and Closing Remarks