The 5th Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting
San Francisco, CA October 6th – 8th, 2017

The 5th Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting
San Francisco, CA October 6th – 8th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 5th Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting took place October 6th to 8th 2017 in San Francisco. All researchers interested in learning about molecular approaches to enhance understanding of psychiatric disease were invited to attend this open meeting. Sessions included neurobiology, genetics, biomarkers, brain expression, neural stem cells and model organisms. A poster session was also be held. The meeting took place at the Hyatt Embarcadero Hotel located nearby Bart, Muni and Trolley stops, numerous restaurants and tourist attractions. Within a short driving distance is the wine country of Sonoma and Napa as well as Carmel, Monterey and Big Sur.

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Registration Cost

Investigators: $395 until August 1st. $495 after August 1st.

Students/Postdocs: $150 until August 1st. $200 after August 1st.

Costs of registration includes a one year membership to the Molecular Psychiatry Association.

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Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

5 Embarcadero Center
(415) 788-1234

Click here to visit the Hyatt Regency’s website and book

Please note attendees must reserve their rooms by August 1st to qualify for the discounted conference rate.

Organizing Committee

Carrie Bearden, Stephanie Dulawa, Rob Malenka, Tracey Petryshen, Stephan Sanders, and Akira Sawa

Plenary Speakers

  • Surprise at the Synapse: MHC Class I, Pruning and Plasticity, Carla Shatz, Stanford
  • Modeling Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Human Neuropsychiatric Disease with Stem Cell Technology, Rusty Gage, Salk Institute


Sessions Titles and Chairs

  • Postsynaptic Mechanisms in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Chair, Peter Penzes, Northwestern
  • Functional Genomics of Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Chair, Dan Geschwind, UCLA
  • Neural Codes in Memory Circuits, Chair, Joe Tsien, Medical College of Georgia
  • Presynaptic Molecules and Neurotransmitter Release, Chair, Susan Voglmaier, UCSF
  • Adolescent Cortical Maturation: Its Physiology and Pathology Associated with Mental Illness, Chair, Akira Sawa, Johns Hopkins
  • Cav1.2 and Cav1.3 L-type Ca2+ Channels and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: From Gene to Mechanism to Behavior, Chair, Anjali Rajadhyaksha, Cornell
  • New Approaches for Drug Development in Psychiatry, Chair, Ricardo Dolmetsch, Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research
  • Modelling Developmental and Aging Brain Disorders Using Cellular Approaches, Chair, Karun Singh, McMaster University
  • Omics Shedding Light on Psychiatric Disorders, Chair, Daniel Martins-de-Souza, University of Campinas
  • Emerging Impact of GI Microbes on Brain-Mediated Responses in Mood and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Chair, Giulio Pasinetti, Mt. Sinai
  • Engineering 3D Brain Organoids for Modeling Developmental Disorders, Chair, Guo-li Ming, Johns Hopkins
  • Mitochondrial Dynamics and Function in Psychiatric Disorders, Chair, Zuhang Sheng, NINDS
  • New Developments in Fast Acting Antidepressants, Chair, Abraham Palmer, UCSD
  • n=12??? Studying Adult Neuropsychiatric Disease with Well-powered Cellular Models, Chair, Roy Perlis, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Psychiatric Genetics in the Post-GWAS Era, Chair, Fernando Goes, Johns Hopkins
  • Transcriptome and Epigenome Contributions to Genetic Risk: From the Global to the Local and Back Again, Chair, Cathy Barr, Krembil Research Institute
  • Genomics and Locus Discovery, Chair, Stephan Sanders, UCSF
  • Schizophrenia Translational Genetics, Chair, Jim Kennedy, University of Toronto