April 23 Apr 23
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Sat

Apply to present your work by April 4, 2022.

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You may also join us to as an audience member solely and hear insights from your peers about neuroscience, psychology, and mental health! The deadline to register is April 21, 2022.

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Neuroscience Virtual Forum

Stanford High School

Have a neuroscience project you are working on that you are passionate about and want to share with a group of students across the country that have similar interest as you? 

Join our second annual Stanford High School Neuroscience Virtual Forum! 

  • If selected, you will have the opportunity to present your own work related to neuroscience, psychology, and/or mental health to a National audience. This could be research, a topic or project you learned about in school, or something you've researched for fun.
  • Maybe you designed an app, created a curriculum, or wrote a paper focusing on neuroscience. This forum will allow you to enhance your presentation skills and gain exposure to a myriad of topics in the neuroscience field.
  • Prizes will be awarded! 


Keynote Speakers

Emmanuel During, MD

Dr. Emmanuel During is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Division of Sleep Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences. He received his MD from Louis Pasteur University Medical School in France and completed Neurology Residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He then completed his Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Stanford University where he joined faculty in 2016.

Dr. During directs the Stanford Parasomnia Clinic where he evaluates the broad spectrum of parasomnias, a vast group of sleep disorders causing abnormal behaviors during sleep, such as sleepwalking, sleep terrors, and abnormal dream experiences. His most recent research interest pertains to wearable and other ambulatory sleep devices that can diagnose REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), a condition causing abnormal dream-enactment episodes, and which is in most, if not all cases, an early manifestation of neurodegenerative disease, such as Parkinson's disease.

Paul Nuyujukian, MD, PhD

Dr. Paul Nuyujukian is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering. He completed his undergraduate training at UCLA and earned his MD and PhD in Bioengineering at Stanford.

In the Brain Interfacing Laboratory, he and his team explore basic motor systems neuroscience and neuroengineering applications. They work towards understanding how the brain controls movement and recovers from injury, in addition to the applicability of brain-machine interfaces as a platform technology for a variety of brain-related medical conditions.


Guest Neuroscientists

Maheen Adamson, PhD

Dr. Maheen Mausoof Adamson is a clinical associate professor of Neurosurgery (Affiliated) at Stanford School of Medicine and Clinical Research Director for Rehabilitation Services at VA Palo Alto. Adamson completed her undergraduate degrees in neurobiology and women studies at the University of California, Irvine. She completed her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Southern California and a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Adamson’s expertise and interests span employing translational neuroscience methodologies for diagnostic and neuromodulation treatments (such as repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)) for frequent health problems in patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), psychiatric problems, and Alzheimer's disease. She has employed advanced structural and functional imaging modalities and biomarker assessments in Veteran, active military and civilian populations with these health problems. She has been a leader in identifying gender differences in brain injury, particularly in the Veteran population. She currently serves as PI and Site-PI on numerous neuromodulation clinical trials and collaborates internationally for developing advanced diagnostic methods in neuroimaging, especially in underserved communities. In her position at VA Palo Alto, she is actively involved in translating research, such as non-invasive brain stimulation and other therapies, to clinical in-home use by patients using innovations such as virtual and augmented reality. Her latest efforts are assessment of stress in post-COVID population as well as association of Long COVID with long-term cognitive decline.

Sherry Ann Beaudreau, PhD

Dr. Beaudreau is a licensed clinical psychologist with board certification in geropsychology. As PI of the Mental Health, Neurocognition, and Treatment in Older Adults lab, she conducts late life clinical research and mentors trainees in the Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center at VA Palo Alto. Nationally, she directs the 28-site VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment. She holds appointments as Clinical Professor (Affiliated) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and as an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. In her capacity as a VA Subject Matter Expert in Problem Solving Training, she is actively involved in clinician trainings, consultation, and development of program materials for the national roll-out of Problem Solving Therapy for Suicide Prevention.

Her overarching research aims to leverage knowledge about the cognitive profiles of older adults with psychiatric disorders or at risk for suicide to inform the development and optimization of psychiatric behavioral interventions, including Problem Solving Therapy. She is the PI of a 5-year, multi-site randomized control trial to determine the efficacy of Problem Solving Therapy for reducing suicidal ideation over and above usual care. She is a Fellow of the Behavioral and Social Sciences section for Gerontological Society of America and the division of Adult Aging and Development for American Psychological Association. Additionally, she serves on several journal editorial boards including American Psychologist, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, and Clinical Gerontologist. In the department, she co-chairs the Stanford/VA Palo Alto interdepartmental Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuroscience Grand Rounds, an interdisciplinary forum featuring national and international experts in geriatrics, and is a member of the departmental Nominations and Awards committee.

Organizers and Moderators

Alister Sharp

Alister attends Castilleja School and is a co-lead of the Stanford Neuroscience Journal Club. Her interests include psychopathology, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and cognitive neuroscience. For fun, Alister enjoys dancing and working in theatre (tech&stage management).

Riley Carolan

Riley attends Castilleja school and is interested in cognitive neuroscience and psychology. She is a co-lead of the Stanford Neuroscience Journal Club. Outside of the club, Riley plays volleyball and does mental health advocacy work as a youth board member of SafeSpace, a nonprofit based in Menlo Park.

Georgia Hutchinson

Georgia is an 11th-grade student at Castilleja. She is a junior leader of the Stanford Neuroscience Journal Club. Areas of neuroscience that interest her are TBI and neurorehabilitation, deep brain stimulation, and epilepsy.

Pari Goel

Pari is a sophomore at Duke University. She plans to major in neuroscience or psychology. Her interests include research of glioblastomas, medical ethics, and mental well-being in adolescents. In her free time, Pari loves to spend time with her family and friends, read, bake, and try new food.