The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at American University hosted the symposium "Sex Differences: From Neuroscience to the Clinic and Beyond" April 20-21, 2017. Our list of speakers included many of the most respected experts on sex differences in the world, including center members Dr. Colin Saldanha (symposium organizer) and Dr. Anthony Riley, and a special contribution from Dr. Rae Silver (Columbia University). The topics covered were Science and Policy; Origins of Sex Differences; Stress, Trauma, and Disease; Energy and Body Weight Regulation; and Learning, Memory, and Addiction.
For more information, please contact the center coordinator, Bernadette Laubach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speakers from left to right: Dr. Sabra Klein (Johns Hopkins University), Dr. Karen Frick (UW-Milwaukee), Dr. Debra Bangasser (Temple University), Dr. Franck Mauvais-Jarvis (Tulane University), Dr. Anne Murphy (Georgia State University), Dr. Margaret McCarthy (University of Maryland), Dr. Deborah Clegg (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center), Dr. Janine Clayton (NIH), Dr. Anthony Riley (American University), Dr. Geert DeVries (Georgia State University), Dr. Rae Silver (Columbia University), Dr. Arthur Arnold (UCLA), Dr. Colin Saldanha (American University). Not pictured: Dr. Donna Koral (Syracuse University)
NIH, Science, and Policy
Janine Clayton, MD (NIH)
"The Sex and Gender Integral"
Sex Differences: Where Do They Come From?
Arthur Arnold, PhD (UCLA)
"A General Theory of Sexual Differentiation"
Geert DeVries, PhD (Georgia State University)
"Sex Differences in the Brain: A Whole Body Perspective"
Margaret McCarthy, PhD (University of Maryland)
"Neuroinflammation, Neuroepigenetics and Male Vulnerability"
Energy and Body Weight Reduction
Deborah Clegg, PhD (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
"The Influence of Sex and Gender on Metabolic Outcomes"
Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, MD, PhD (Tulane University)
"Sex Differences in Diabetes: Role of Sex Hormones"
Learning, Memory, and Addiction
Donna Korol, PhD (Syracuse University)
"Making Sense Out of Mixed Results: Viewing the Effects of Estrogens on Cognition through a Multiple Memory Systems Lens"
Karyn Frick, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
"Estrogenic Regulation of Memory Consolidation in Mice: Do Males and Females Differ?"
Anthony Riley, PhD (American University)
"Sex Differences in the Affective Properties of Drugs: Implications for Drug Use and Abuse"
Stress, Disease, and Trauma
Sabra Klein, PhD (The Johns Hopkins University)
"Sex Differences in Immune Responses and Inflammation"
Debra Bangasser, PhD (Temple University)
"Sex Differences in Stress Regulation of Arousal and Cognition"
Anne Murphy, PhD (Georgia State University)
"Sex Differences in Morphine's Ability to Modulate Pain: Role of the Neuroimmune System"
Colin Saldanha, PhD (American University)
"Central Inflammation and Steroidogenesis During Neurotrauma — Lessons from an Agile Brain."