2005 John Merck Fund Summer Institute on the Biology of Developmental Disabilities

Directors: BJ Casey & Nim Tottenham

A fifth annual John Merck Fund Summer Institute on the Biology of Developmental Disabilities was held July 17-22, 2005 at Princeton University. The theme of the year’s course was on the organization and development of brain systems that mediate the expression of motivated and emotional behaviors implicated in affective disorders, substance abuse and ADHD. Distinguished psychologists, neuroscientists and molecular biologists lectured on related topics in addition to hands-on workshops on imaging, computational modeling and human genetics.

2005 JULY 17 Sunday
4:00
Sackler-Cornell
Welcome
Casey 2002
Casey 2001
 
4:30
Harvard Provost
Opening Address
"Termites in the Walls between Disciplines: Understanding Addiction."
Hyman & Malenka 2001
Berke & Hyman 2000
Mantague et. al. 2004
 
5:30
Opening Reception and Dinner at Triumphs
   
7:00
Student Presentations at Triumphs
   
2005 JULY 18 Monday
8:30
Columbia
Delay of Gratification
   
10:30
Princeton
Neural Substrates of Delayed Reward
   
1:30
University of Pittsburgh
Reward related Neural Circuitry
Publications
3:30
Sackler-Cornell
Computational Modeling Workshop
   
2005 July 19 Tuesday
8:30
Princeton
Special Lecture: Genetic Studies in the 21st Century
   
10:30
Raja Kittappa
NIH/NINDS
Stem Cells, Dopamine and Development
 
1:30
Sackler-Columbia
Genetic Studies of Anxiety & Depression
   
3:30
Sackler-Cornell
Genetics Workshop Lecture
 
5:30
Happy Hour and Dinner at Casey & Cohen’s
   
2005 JULY 20 Wednesday
8:30
Wisconsin
Role of the Amygdala in Valence and Vigilance
   
10:30
Pittsburgh
Imaging and Genetic Studies of Affect-related Processes
Hariri, et. al. 2002
Hariri & Weinberger 2003
1:30
Minnesota
Imaging Workshop Lecture
 
3:30
Princeton
MRI safety film, tour of imaging facility, observe fMRI reward study
(Investigators: Sam McClure and Kim D'Ardenne McClure)
   
2005 JULY 21 Thursday
8:30
Sackler-Cornell
Tutorial Overview of Complementary Neuroimaging Methods (ERP, MRI, fMRI, DTI) in the Study of Development
Publications  
10:00
Design an fMRI Experiment (3 groups: McCandliss, Thomas and Whalen, Zevin and Tottenham)
   
1:30
Presentation of Experiments by Students
   
5:45
Group Picture
   
6:00
Gala Dinner at Palmer House
   
8:00
Debate by Students
   
2005 JULY 22 Friday
9:30
Weill Cornell Medical College
Animal and Imaging Studies of Prental Cocaine Exposure
   
11:00
Sackler-Cornell
Closing remarks
   
Address
Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Box 140, 1300 York Avenue NY, NY 10065
Phone
212.746.3324
Fax
212.746.5755