2017 Flux Congress hosted in Portland Sept. 16-18; Damien Fair to receive Young Investigator Award

Damien Fair, Ph.D., P.A.-C.

You’re invited to join the OHSU Department of Behavioral Neuroscience in Portland at the international meeting of Flux: The Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, September 16–18, 2017.

Damien Fair, P.A.-C., Ph.D., will be presented with the Flux Society Young Investigator Award at the event. Fair, an associate professor in the Behavioral Neuroscience Department, focuses his research on the mechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain.

The 2017 Flux Congress opens with the Translational Neuroscience Symposium, chaired by Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D. Moghaddam, Ruth Matarazzo Professor and chair of the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, will deliver a presentation on recent behavioral and electrophysiological studies that describe differences in reward processing between adolescence and adulthood and their influence on cognition. Brian O’Roak, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics in the School of Medicine, will present on the rapidly accelerating pace of autism genetics as a model for genetic studies in mental health. Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine, is the symposium discussant. Stephen Boyd, postdoc in the Developmental Brain Imaging Lab, will present a flash talk on the nucleus accumbens and its potential relationship to adolescent drinking.

2017 Flux Congress
Saturday, Sept. 16 – Monday, Sept. 18
Hilton Portland, Portland OR

The OHSU Department of Behavioral Neuroscience and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research are sponsors of the Flux Congress. Scientists, principal investigators, postdocs, and students are invited to attend.