Neuronal Circuits
March 18 - 21, 2020
Abstract Deadline: January 24, 2020


Gwyneth Card, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus
Florian Engert, Harvard University
Fritjof Helmchen, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Vanessa Ruta, The Rockefeller University

Call for Nominations: Larry Katz Memorial Lecture - deadline to submit: January 24, 2020

We are pleased to announce the eighth Cold Spring Harbor conference on Neuronal Circuits, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 18 and run through lunch on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

A comprehensive description of neuronal circuitry, an old dream of neuroscientists, is about to become a reality with recent technological advances. As these advances have been made in different model organisms and systems, there is a need for a forum where neuroscientists studying various neuronal circuits could exchange ideas.

This CSHL meeting will allow for neuroscientists working on neuronal circuits in a wide range of model organisms, from invertebrates to mammals, to come together and discuss their research. Contributions from research, centered on neuronal circuits involving anatomical, physiological, theoretical and behavioral approaches, will be encouraged.

  • Technology
  • Innate Behaviors
  • Learned Behaviors
  • Internal States
  • Social Behaviors
  • Controlling Behavior
  • Goal Directed Behavior

Misha Ahrens, Janelia Farm, HHMI
Tiago Branco, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UK
Megan Carey, Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal
Sandeep Robert Datta, Harvard University
Catherine Dulac, Harvard University
Rainer Friedrich, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Lisa Giocomo, Stanford University
Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University
Krystyna Keleman, Janelia Farm, HHMI
Georg Keller, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Michael Long, NYU School of Medicine
Mackenzie Mathis, Harvard University
Markus Meister, California Institute of Technology
Bence Olveczky, Harvard University
Carlos Ribeiro, Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal
Rachel Wilson, Harvard Medical School
Claire Wyart, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière, France

Abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to the structure or function of neuronal circuits. They should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. 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 young people as possible to 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. Apply in writing stating need for financial support to Catie Carr at Preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Catie Carr at

Partial support may be provided by:


Academic Package: $1,255
Graduate/PhD Student Package:
Corporate Package: $1,610
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $860
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,085

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