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6th Annual Conte Center Symposium

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2013 Symposium Speakers (L-R): Judy Van de Water, Scott Russo, Mark Wallace, Jackie Schwarz, Randy Blakely and Andrew Miller.

Photo courtesy of Anne Rayner, Vanderbilt Office of News & Communications.

For more pictures from the event, see our slideshow below.



Has Antibody Seen My Baby?
Immune System, Brain Development and Mental Illness


The Sixth Annual Symposium and Poster Session for the Silvio O. Conte Neuroscience Research Center at Vanderbilt University was Friday, October 18, in Flynn Auditorium at the Vanderbilt Law School.


The 2013 speakers were:

Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
Too Much of a Good Thing? Immune System Activation of the Serotonin Transporter
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Andrew Miller, M.D.
Inflammation and its Behavioral Discontents: Lessons from Cytokine Administration and Antagonism
Emory University
Nashville, TN


Scott Russo, Ph.D.
From Inflammation to Depression: Peripheral IL-6 and Stress Susceptibility
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY


Jaclyn Schwarz, Ph.D.
Sex Matters: The Neuroimmunology of Developmental Disorders and the Role of Sex
University of Delaware
Newark, DE


Judy Van de Water, Ph.D.
Thinking Outside the Brain: Immune Dysregulation in Autism
University of California Davis
Davis, CA




2013 Symposium Photo Gallery


Photographs courtesy of Anne Rayner, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Office of News & Communications.