Zebrafish Neural Circuits & Behavior
November 20 - 23, 2019
Abstract Deadline: August 30, 2019


Martha Bagnall,Washington University, St. Louis
Michael Granato, University of Pennsylvania
Mark Masino, University of Minnesota
Ethan Scott, University of Queensland, Australia

Deputy Organizers:

Rainer Friedrich, FMI, Switzerland
David Schoppik, NYU School of Medicine

We are pleased to announce a new meeting on Zebrafish Neural Circuits & Behavior, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. The meeting will begin with dinner and an evening session on Wednesday November 20, and conclude with lunch on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

This meeting will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the most innovative and exciting research currently ongoing in neuroscience using the zebrafish model. Sessions will range from genetic tools all the way to cognition, and the program will provide broad coverage of the field from molecular to systems neuroscience. Sessions and workshops focused on technological innovations will supplement the program, allowing for dissemination of cutting-edge methods that are revolutionizing the field.

Topics and Session Chairs:
  • New Tools: Genetics
    Marnie Halpern, Carnegie Institution of Washington

  • New Tools: Anatomy, Imaging
    Fumi Kubo, National Institute of Genetics, Japan

  • Sensory Systems 
    Katie Kindt, NIDCD

  • Sensorimotor Circuits
    Gerald Downes, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Social Behaviors and Sleep
    Hitoshi Okamoto, RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan

  • Motor Control and Behavior
    David Prober, Caltech

  • Learning, Memory, Neuromodulation
    Caroline Wee, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology & Research), Singapore

  • Neuropsychiatric Disease and Translation
    Ellen Hoffman, Yale University

  • Development and Glia
    Lavinia Sheets, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

All speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts in early September. We especially encourage abstract submission from trainees, junior and underrepresented investigators.

Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many junior people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlzebrafish. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This meeting is sponsored by:



Academic Package: $1,220
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1,020
Corporate Package: $1,535
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $835
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,035

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.