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Berkeley Neuroscience annual conference held at Asilomar

By October 28, 2022No Comments

In October 2022, we held the UC Berkeley Neuroscience annual conference in person and off campus for the first time since 2019. Members of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) andA stage with an artistic rendering of a neuron on the screen, and a sign in front of the podium that says "Berkeley Neuroscience" and "Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute" repeating on it. the broader neuroscience community at Berkeley including students, postdocs, faculty, and staff gathered at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California from October 14-16 to share their research and ideas, reconnect, and meet new members. We were honored to have Nobel laureate and UC Berkeley alum David Julius from UC San Francisco as our keynote speaker.

“It was great,” said HWNI member and professor of neurobiology Dan Feldman. “We had a buzzing poster session, lots of interesting talks, and a fascinating seminar from David Julius on sensory biology of the gut. There was an impromptu party on the beach on Friday and a talent show and karaoke party on Saturday. Berkeley Neuro students are a talented bunch!”

We are happy that we could hold the conference in the way that we used to do, and look forward to continuing the tradition!

Dan Feldman speaking at a podium with a screen next to him that says “Berkeley Neuroscience, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, 2022 Annual Conference” with the UC Berkeley logo.

Dan Feldman

A photo taken outside at night of a person at a microphone, surrounded by many other people. Some of the audience members are holding up lights on their phones.

Conference attendees enjoying a vocal performance at the talent show.