9:00 - 4:00 PM
A CELEBRATION OF GORDON M SHEPHERD, M. D,
Chair/Organizer: Charles Greer, Stuart Firestein, Minghong Ma
This pre-meeting event is in memory of Professor Gordon Murray Shepherd, M. D, D. Phil. (1933-2022), a founding member and former president of AChemS. During his long, successful career (52 years at Yale University with full extramural funding), Gordon and his laboratory made seminal contributions in many areas of neuroscience research, and of course most notably in the chemosensory field. He published >300 research articles and 8 books, including The Synaptic Organization of the Brain in its 5th edition. He inspired and mentored so many AChemS members during his career, and we would like to get together in celebration of his life and achievements (see https://www. nature. com/articles/s41593-022-01141-2 for more details). Speakers include former trainees, colleagues and friends from all over the world and will cover a broad range of topics with a focus on chemosenses. These topics span from development, organization, function and computation of neural circuits to animal and human behavior, reflecting Gordon’s broad interests and influence.