Cori Bargmann: Using Fixed Circuits to Drive Variable Behaviors

Torsten N. Wiesel Professor, Rockefeller University
Saturday, 15 February 2014: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Regency B (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Dr. Bargmann is a neurobiologist who characterizes genes and neural pathways that allow the nervous system to generate flexible behaviors. She uses C. elegans, a worm with just 302 neurons, to investigate how environment, experience, and genes interact to shape an animalís behavior. She is co-director of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a recipient of the 2013 Breakthrough Prize in the Life Sciences. Recognition for her research also includes: the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience; the New York University/Dart Biotechnology Achievement Award; the Richard Lounsbery Award; the Dargut and Milena Kemali International Prize for Research in Basic and Clinical Neurosciences; the Charles Judson Herrick Award; the Takasago Award; and the W. Alden Spencer Award. She received a Ph.D. in biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Cori Bargmann, Ph. D., Rockefeller University
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