Sinauer Associates Lecture: Cornelia Bargmann - Using Fixed Circuits to Build Flexible Behaviors

November 28, 2012
4:00 pm

Engineering Lab (E-Lab) II

Room: Engineering II Auditorium (Rm 119)

UMass Amherst Campus

Free admission
Eric Bittman

Cornelia I. Bargmann
Torsten N. Wiesel Professor
Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior
The Rockefeller University

Using fixed circuits to build flexible behaviors

Dr. Bargmann will give the 7th Annual Sinauer Associates Lectuer.  Her research focuses on how the environment, experience and the biology of the brain interact to shape an animal's behavior.  Her lab investigates how neural circuits develop in the nematode C. elegans.  She is particularly interested in how genes influence neural pathways and behavior and has a longstanding interest in human genetics and developmental disorders.