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iGluR retreats

Published on 05.17.2018

iGluR retreat Pittsburgh PA 2018

The first ionotropic glutamate receptor retreat (iGluRetreat) was organized by Dr. Gabriela Popescu (University of Buffalo, NY) and Dr. Derek Bowie (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) and was held at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 2013 and has been subsequently held on a yearly basis:

  • 2014 at Buffalo, NY;
  • 2015 at Albany, NY;
  • 2016 at Montreal, Canada;
  • 2017 at Yale, CT — was dedicated to Dr. Jim Howe retirement (featured on the photo);
  • 2018 at University of Pittsburgh, PA.

The goal of the meeting is to exchange ideas and to promote stimulating discussions amongst researchers from different disciplines; from functional to structural approaches, computational modeling, medicinal chemistry to synaptic physiology. Attendees and speakers include both principal investigators and trainees, and it has grown to include researchers from around the world.