08:15 - 08:45
08:45 - 09:00
Yoav Henis (Vice President for Research and Development, Tel Aviv University)

09:00 - 11:00

FIRST SESSION | Chair: Moran Rubinstein (TAU)

09:00 - 09:45Valerie Wallace (University of Toronto)
"Material exchange between donor and host photoreceptors: A new way of thinking about retinal cell transplantation"
09:45 - 10:05Jian Zuo (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospit al)
"Cochlear hair cell regeneration"
10:05 - 10:25Adi Inbal (HUJI)
"Mechanisms disrupting lens epithelium fate"
10:25 - 10:45Ruby Shalom-Feuerstein (Technion)
"Stem cell location, dynamics and cell plasticity: a lesson from the cornea"
10:45 - 11:00Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:55

SECOND SESSION | Chair: David Sprinzak (TAU)

11:00 - 11:45Matthew Kelley (NIH)
"Understanding cochlear development at the single cell level"
11:45 - 12:05Ruth Ashery-Padan (TAU)
"Investigating the transitions from multipotent precursors to stably differentiated cell types of the eye"
12:05 - 12:25Michal Rivlin (WIS)
"Can sensory stimulation override circuit assembly? Lessons from the retina"
12:25 - 12:55Lilach Hadany (TAU)
"Can flowers hear their pollinators?"
12:55 - 14:30Lunch and poster session

14:30 - 16:15

THIRD SESSION | Chair: Oded Rechavi (TAU)

14:30 - 14:50Moshe Parnas (TAU)
"From Sensory Neural Codes to Behavior"
14:50 - 15:20Alon Zaslaver (HUJI)
"Principles in sensory plasticity"
15:20 - 16:05Piali Sengupta (Brandeis University)
"Experience-dependent remodeling of sensory cilia"
16:05 - 16:15Awards and Closing Remarks
16:15Happy hour

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  • The meeting is free of charge but requires registration.
  • Students are encouraged to present a poster.