FEBRUARY 22, 2019

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Brain Imaging

The UD Research Office invites you to a day-long symposium on broad thematic area of Neuroscience/Brain sciences. Faculty and researchers from across UD and State of Delaware interested in the studies of the brain, behavior and central nervous system via theoretical, experimental or modeling approaches are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The goal of the symposium is to understand common interests, capacities, capabilities, and aspirations for neuroscience research at Delaware institutions. Participants will have the chance to create new cross-disciplinary links and foster collaboration between researchers and educators.

The symposium will be held on February 22, 2019. The day will include lightning talks from researchers, keynote addresses from Dr. Walter Koroshetz and Dr. Randolph Nudo, poster session, and breakout sessions to identify challenges and opportunities to strengthen UD’s research initiatives in neuroscience.

This registration is limited to Faculty and Researchers only. However, you can invite Post-Docs and graduate students who are engaged in this area of research. Please include this information on the registration page.

The Symposium is sponsored by the UD Research Office, DE INBRE, DE ACCEL CTR and Graduate and Professional Education.

Keynote Speakers

Randolph J. Nudo

Randolph Nudo, Ph.D

Randolph J. Nudo, Ph.D. is a University Distinguished Professor and Vice Chairman of Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Marion Merrell Dow Distinguished Professor in Aging at the Kansas University Medical Center. He is also the Director of the Landon Center on Aging and the Director of the Institute for Neurological Discoveries. He is a leading authority on neuroplasticity and recovery after brain injury, and is recognized internationally for his work on the effects of physiotherapy on functional plasticity after stroke. This work has been funded by NIH for over three decades. He currently holds additional grants from the Department of Defense and private foundations for his research in traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.


Walter Koroshetz, M.D.

Walter Koroshetz, M.D.

Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D. was selected Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in 2015. Dr. Koroshetz joined NINDS in 2007 as Deputy Director, and he served as Acting Director from October 2014 through June 2015. He has held leadership roles in a number of NIH and NINDS programs including the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative, the Traumatic Brain Injury Center collaborative effort between the NIH intramural program and the Uniformed Health Services University, and the multi-year work to develop and establish the NIH Office of Emergency Care Research to coordinate NIH emergency care research and research training.

Neuroscience Symposium Agenda


John Jeka (co-chair)

Anna Klintsova (co-chair)

Naya Banerjee

Thomas Buchanan

Deni Galileo

Arild Hestvik

Susanne Morton

Keith Schneider

Fabrizio Sergi

Slide Presentations