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Harold Burton Symposium

1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, 4370 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

Harold Burton photo

Please join the Department of Neuroscience on February 22, 2024 to celebrate the career achievements of Dr. Harold Burton, Professor of Neuroscience at Washington University.

The symposium will be held at the School of Medicine in our new Neuroscience Research Building.

Schedule of talks:

Linda Richards

1 p.m.

Opening remarks

Linda Richards, PhD
Edison Professor and Chair
Department of Neuroscience
Washington University


krish sathian

1:15 p.m.

Do the sounds of words convey meaning?

Krishnankutty “Krish” Sathian, MBBS, PhD
Chair of Neurology, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Director, Neuroscience Institute
Professor of Neurology, Neural & Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology
Pennsylvania State University

Eric Leuthardt

1:45 p.m.

Brain computer interface for treatment of stroke and other network disorders

Eric Leuthardt, MD
Shi H. Huang Professor of Neurological Surgery
Washington University

Jill Firszt

2:15 p.m.

Effects of unilateral hearing loss: Behavioral and imaging results

Jill Firszt, PhD
Professor of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Washington University


2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

abraham Snyder
3:15 p.m.

Experiments with blind People

Abraham Snyder, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Washington University


John Pruett

3:45 p.m.

Presymptomatic prediction of autism spectrum disorder with infant fcMRI

John Pruett, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University


shashank anand

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Thoughts from students of the Moran Lab

Shashank Anand
Graduate student, Biomedical Engineering
Washington University


Sid Sivakumar

Sid Sivakumar
Graduate student, Biomedical Engineering
Washington University


4:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Harold Burton photo


4:45 p.m.

Devices we used to activate cortex in the blind

Harold Burton, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
Washington University


marina bedny

5:15 p.m.

The neural basis of reading by touch (braille) in people born blind: following Burton et al 

Marina Bedny, PhD
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins

Reception to follow at 5:45 p.m.