Naoshige Uchida Professor, Harvard University Uchida Lab Molecular and Cellular Biology “What does dopamine represent in the brain?” The Uchida laboratory is interested in understanding the neuronal processes by which sensory information and memory about previous experiences guide behavior of the animal. They have developed an odor-guided perceptual decision task in rodents that they combine with multi-electrode recordings to determine how neuronal activity causes behavior.
Rudd Family Visiting Professor, Dr. Jean Rhodes, will present a lecture in which she will draw on her three decades of research to provide an overview of youth mentoring. Rhodes will discuss the cultural assumptions and unique history that brought the mentoring field to this point, and detail new developments that position the field for an explosion of innovation.
As representatives from the faculty Diversity Committee, Tara Mandalaywala and Jen McDermott will meet with the Developmental Science community to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom. The discussion will include: (1) discussing results of a climate survey conducted in our department ~2 years ago, (2) reviewing a handbook that the committee created that aims to help foster a greater sense of inclusion in our classrooms, and (3) have a discussion and gather feedback on the handbook to make sure it represents the program area, and department, as a whole.