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Events Calendar

First Annual RCN meeting
February 9, 2014
Galveston, TX

XVth European Society for Evolutionary Biology
August 10th-14th 2015
Lausanne, Switzerland
The meeting will include a symposium on "Emerging Models in Evolutionary and Ecological Neurobiology"

Second Annual RCN Meeting
February 6-8, 2015
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Neuroscience
October 16, 2015, Chicago Illinois
Hyatt Regency Chicago (Downtown)

Third Annual RCN Meeting
May 6, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Held in conjunction with the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience Symposium

Third Annual Sociogenomics RCN Meeting

The Third Annual Sociogenomics RCN meeting will be held in cooperation with the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience as a joint symposium entitled "Social Neuroscience from Genomics to Behavior." All sessions will be held at the Ellis Hotel, Atlanta GA. Meeting is open to RCN and CBN member and their labs, but registration is required. Contact Walter Wilczynski ( for information. NOTE: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.


Friday, May 6, 2016

8:30-9:20        Continental Breakfast

9:20-9:30        Walter  Wilczynski, Georgia State University: Introduction to the Symposium

9:30-10:00      Lauren Riters, University of Wisconsin

“Social status, neural gene expression, and the motivation to communicate in songbirds”

10:00-10:30    Chris Markham, Morehouse College

             "Resilience factors mediating social defeat stress in Syrian hamsters"

10:30-11:00    Coffee Break

11:00-11:30    Ed Kravitz, Harvard University                             

“Genetic manipulations in the fruit fly fight club: unraveling the circuitry of higher level aggression” 

11:30-12:00    Hasse Walum, Emory University

“Bridging the gap between genes and behavior; oxytocin receptor gene variation and brain phenotypes”

12:00-1:30      Lunch Buffet

                                    (Business Meeting for RCN Members 12:15-1:15; Carnegie Room, Second Floor)

1:30-2:00        Nancy Forger, Georgia State University

“Epigenetics and the development of sex differences in the brain”

2:00-2:30        Michael Goodisman, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Epigenetics in insect societies”

2:30-3:00        Coffee Break

3:00-3:30        Becca Young, University of Texas at Austin

“Comparative transcriptomics of the monogamous male: conserved themes despite independent behavioral evolution”

3:30-4:00        Ryan Earley, University of Alabama

"How prior social experiences shape the brain and behavior: where do we go from here?”

4:00-5:30        Reception: Light snacks and cash bar

Saturday, May 7, 2016
RCN Working Group Meeting on comparative genomics and neuroscience of social dominance. Organized by Hans Hofmann and Walter Wilczynski. Meeting is open to working group members only. Meeting will begin at 9:00 AM following a continental breakfast from 8-9 AM. Ellis Hotel, Carnegie Room, second floor.