Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative Symposium

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 2:30 pm to Friday, November 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm

1650 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA

About the event

Co-organized by Jeremy Willsey, PhD; Hao Li, PhD; and Nevan Krogan, PhD, the inaugural Psychiatric Cell Mapping Initiative Symposium will be held at the Mission Bay campus of the University of California, San Francisco on November 13–15, 2019. The Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative (PCMI), which was founded at UCSF by Krogan, Willsey, and Matt State, PhD, aims to bridge the gap between the genome and the clinic in the field of neuropsychiatric disorder research. In support of these missions, the symposium will focus on current progress in translating advances in gene discovery to an understanding of the molecular underpinnings of neurodevelopmental disorders, with the goal of building a community of interdisciplinary researchers that will collaboratively drive the field forward, and an emphasis on approaches spanning disorders with shared etiology.


Day 1 Wednesday, November 13 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Day 2 Thursday, November 14 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Day 3 Friday, November 15 9:00 am to 2:00 pm


Casey Gifford

Gladstone Institutes, UC San Francisco

Ruth Huttenhain

UC San Francisco

Martin Kampmann

UC San Francisco

Aimee Kao

UC San Francisco

Saul Kato

UC San Francisco

Mustafa Khokha

Yale University

Dan Lowenstein

UC San Francisco

Frank McCormick

UC San Francisco

Lennart Mucke

Gladstone Institutes, UC San Francisco

Tom Nowakowski

UC San Francisco

Anca Pasca

Stanford University

Katie Pollard

Gladstone Institutes, UC San Francisco

Sara Brin Rosenthal

UC San Diego

Matthew State

UC San Francisco

Donna Werling


Helen Willsey

UC San Francisco

Jeremy Willsey

UC San Francisco

Call for abstracts

As part of the symposium, we are hosting a poster session and reception on Thursday, November 14 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm in the Byers Hall Atrium, 2nd floor. We encourage interested attendees at every academic level to submit a brief poster abstract (title author list 1 paragraph) to Ashley Clement ([email protected]) for consideration. Six submissions will be chosen for a “Rapid Talks” section on November 14 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (12 mins 3 mins for questions per talk). We will select poster presentation slots from the remaining abstracts. In order to be considered for the Rapid Talks, please submit your abstracts by 5:00 pm PST Wednesday, November 6. We will accept additional abstracts for poster presentations only until 5:00 pm PST Friday, November 8.

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