Suzanne Zukin Symposium 7/15/22 at LeFrak Auditorium, Price Center

Suzanne Zukin, Ph.D.

The Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience will be holding a symposium celebrating Dr. Suzanne Zukin's scientific journey into Neuroscience: genes, epigenetics, glutamate receptors, neurons, and brain disorders. 


Please join us at the Price Center, LeFrak Auditorium, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY on 7/15/22. For those who cannot attend in person, a Zoom link is available upon request, please contact




Program Details:

9:00-9:15AM:       Welcoming remarks: Gordon Tomaselli, M.D., The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
9:15-9:45AM:       Rick Huganir (John Hopkins University School of Medicine) "Regulation of AMPA Receptors during Synaptic Plasticity in Health and Disease"
9:45-10:15AM:       Claudia Bagni (University of Lausanne) “Meeting Suzanne on my journey to the Fragile X synapse”
10:15-10:45AM:       Rob Singer (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) “Regulation of single mRNAs in stimulated living neurons”
10:45-11:15AM:       Coffee Break
11:15-11:45AM:       Kim Huber (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center) “ASD-risk genes regulate the balance of local and long-range cortical circuit connectivity”
11:45AM-12:15PM:       Juan Lerma (Cajal International Neuroscience Center) "From N to K: a long journey on glutamate receptors"
12:15-12:45PM:       Short presentations by colleagues and former trainees.
12:45-2:00PM:       Lunch
2:00-2:30PM:       Eric Nestler (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) “Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Drug Addiction”
2:30-3:00PM:       June Liu (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans) "Emotional stress promotes GluA2 transcription via REST in cerebellar stellate cells"
3:00-3:30PM:       Anna Francesconi (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) “Should I stay, or should I go? Mechanisms of dendritic spine stabilization”
3:30-4:00PM:       Coffee Break
4:00-4:20PM:       Jee-Yeon Hwang (Creighton University) “Epigenetic regulation in global brain ischemia”
4:20-4:40PM:       Kyung Min Noh (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, EMBL) "Refined act: how disease-associated chromatin regulator functions in the genome"
4:40-5:00PM:       Dimitry Ofengeim (Sanofi) “Targeting Disease Progression in the Nervous System at the Interface of Cell Death and Inflammation”
5:00-6:00PM:       Rob Malenka (Stanford University) “From synapses to serotonin and sociability”