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2013 Symposium

2013 UCSD - HeadNorth Neural Injury and Regeneration Symposium

Sponsored by: HeadNorth and Department of Neurosciences.
Organized by: Dr. Edmund Hollis (, Dr. Binhai Zheng (, assisted by Dennis Nowak

The 2013 UCSD - HeadNorth Neural Injury and Regeneration Symposium was held on June 3. Local regeneration researchers gathered together for research talks, scientific discussions and met with representatives from HeadNorth, a local non-profit organization that serves the need of people impacted by spinal cord injury. Dr. Michael Sofroniew from UCLA gave the keynote address.

Date: June 3, 2013
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Place: CNCB Auditorium

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Jeffrey Goldberg, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology

Lizhen Chen, Ph.D., (Laboratory of Dr. Yishi Jin), Depts. of Biology and Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Anders Smith, (Laboratory of Dr. Binhai Zheng), Dept. of Neurosciences and Biomedical Graduate Program

Ephron Rosenzweig, Ph.D., (Laboratory of Mark Tuszynski), Dept. of Neurosciences

Travis Stiles, (Laboratory of Steven Gonias), Dept. of Pathology and Biomedical Graduate Program

Keynote address:
Michael Sofroniew, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology, UCLA
Astrocyte roles in CNS disorders

This symposium is jointly sponsored by HeadNorth and the UCSD Department of Neurosciences. HeadNorth is a local non-profit organization whose mission is “to provide essential support and guidance to individuals affected by a spinal cord injury (SCI), while championing a cure for paralysis." The UCSD Department of Neurosciences, chaired by Dr. William Mobley, is building new models to increase collaboration among researchers, industry, and clinicians through multidisciplinary research interest groups and a Translational Neuroscience Institute. For more information, please visit the department website (