Plenary Speakers

“Variability and Scale in Psychiatric Neuroscience: How You Seek Determines What You Find”

SOBP President: David Lewis, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2021 Program Committee Chair: Leanne Williams, Ph.D., Stanford University
2021 Associate Program Chair: Theodore Satterthwaite, M.D., Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


See below for a list of Plenary Speakers for the 2021 SOBP Annual Meeting.

Plenary Information
Thursday, April 29

8:20 AM – 9:00 AM      Himla Soodyall, Ph.D.
Academy of Science of South Africa
Topic: The Human in Humanity

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM      Chris Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital
Topic: One Brain, Many Genomes: Somatic Mutation, Genomic Variability, and Psychiatric Disease

10:10 AM – 10:50 AM      Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D.
NIH Distinguished Investigator
Topic: Genetics of Domestic Dog Behavior

10:50 AM – 11:30 AM      Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc.
University of Heidelberg
Topic: Environmental Sources of Variability


Friday, April 30

9:15 AM – 9:55 AM      Nenad Sestan, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale School of Medicine
Topic: Building the Human Brain: Molecular Logic of Neural Circuit Developmental and Evolution

9:55 AM – 10:35 AM      Beatriz Luna, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Topic: Mechanisms Underlying Neurocognitive Specialization in Adolescence

10:35 AM – 11:15 AM      Simon Cox, Ph.D.
University of Edinburgh
Topic: The Lothian Birth Cohort 1936: Influences on Cognitive Ageing from Ages 11 to 70 and beyond


Saturday, May 1

8:20 AM – 9:00 AM      Danielle Bassett, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: Mechanisms of Brain Network Dysfunction

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM      Fabrizio Benedetti, M.D.
University of Turin Medical School
Topic: Variability in the Placebo Response: The Interesting, the Good, the Bad

10:10 AM – 10:50 AM      Armin Raznahan, M.D., Ph.D.
Topic: Genetics-First Approaches to Parsin Variability in Neuropsychiatric Disease

10:50 AM – 11:30 AM      Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.
UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Topic: Variability in Autism: Brain and Behavior