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2014 Symposium

 2014 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 2014 UCSD - HeadNorth Neural Injury and Regeneration Symposium was held on June 4, Wednesday. Local neural regeneration researchers gathered together for research talks and scientific discussions. Dr. Reggie Edgerton from UCLA gave the keynote address.

Pictures from the Symposium are now available here

Date: June 4, 2014
Time: 1:30 - 5 pm
Place: CNCB Auditorium


Yan Wang (Goldberg Lab), Mechanisms regulating KLF9’s activity and axon growth

Panid Sharifnia (Jin Lab), Role of a TIA/TIAR protein in axon regeneration

Amy Chen (Zheng Lab), Role of LZK in mammalian axon dynamics after injury

Jennifer Dulin (Tuszynski Lab), Astrocyte heterogeneity and spinal cord repair

Edmund Hollis II (Zou Lab), Enhancing circuit remodeling after spinal cord injury improves recovery of sensory and motor functions

Keynote address (4 pm):
Dr. V. Reggie Edgerton, UCLA
Newly emerged mechanisms of recovery following complete paralysis after spinal cord injury and the new questions they raise


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 (