The 29th Puerto Rico Neuroscience Conference

Preliminary Program

7:15 AM

Registration and Poster Set-up 

8:15 AM

Opening Remarks (In person & virtually)
Carmen S. Maldonado-Vlaar, Ph.D. 
President, Puerto Rico Neuroscience Conference 

Néstor M. Carballeira, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Natural Sciences
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras 

8:30 AM

First Lecture (In person & virtually) 
Adrian R. Krainer, Ph.D. 
St. Giles Foundation Professor Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Deputy Director of Research, CSHL Cancer Center 
Hosts: Emmanuel A. Cruz, Ph.D. & Zaira Mateo, Ph.D. 
Ponce Health Sciences University & Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

9:30 AM

Concurrent Activities (In person only) 
Poster Session I 
Mental Health Fair & Outreach Exposition
Morning Break  

11:00 AM

Second Lecture (In person & virtually) 
Janet Neisewander, Ph.D. 
Professor, School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University 
Host: Carmen S. Maldonado-Vlaar, Ph.D. 
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras  

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Third Lecture (In person & virtually) 
María Montiel, Ph.D. 
Senior Scientist 
Beam Therapeutics, Cambridge MA 
Hosts: Mark Miller, Ph.D. & Annabell Segarra, Ph.D. 
Institute of Neurobiology & University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus 

2:00 AM

Concurrent Activities (In person only)
Poster Session II 
Mental Health Fair & Outreach Exposition  

3:30 PM

Panel: Women in Neuroscience (In person & virtually) 
Nancy Padilla-Coreano, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Fellow in th Tye Lab 
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies 

Edmarie Guzmán-Vélez, Ph.D. 
Instructor at Massachusetts General Hospital | Harvard Medical School 
Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program (MAPP) 
Familial Dementia Neuroimaging Lab 

Claudia Lugo-Candelas, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) 
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 
Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute 

4:45 PM


5:00 PM

Final Lecture (In person & virtually) 
Salim Merali, Ph.D.
Molecular Center for Drug Discovery Research Temple University School of Pharmacy 
Host: David Rivera, Ph.D. Universidad Central del Caribe 

6:00 PM

Closing Remarks (In person & virtually) 
Carmen S. Maldonado-Vlaar, Ph.D. 
President, Puerto Rico Neuroscience Conference

– Schedule subject to change –