SPECIAL BRAIN MAPPING CENTER CONFERENCE
"BEING IN BALANCE: THE (DIS)CONNECTED BRAIN"
FESTSCHRIFT FOR ERAN ZAIDEL, PhD
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th, 2015
This day-long event will celebrate the career of Eran Zaidel, Professor, Department of Psychology, UCLA. Dr. Zaidel trained and worked at Caltech with Nobel laureate Roger Sperry, investigating the role of the corpus callosum in inter-hemispheric communication and the role of right hemisphere in high-level cognitive functions. He subsequently joined the UCLA faculty where he continued research on callosal functions, trained countless scholars and scientists and taught for many years. The conference will be comprised of short talks by collaborators, former students and post-docs who have investigated the role of callosal connections in human behavior with Dr. Zaidel. The event will be hosted by Marco Iacoboni, MD, PhD. More details to come.
10:45am - 7:15pm. Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, UCLA
JOINT SEMINARS IN NEUROSCIENCE WILL COMMENCE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, 2015
Speaker: Loren Looger, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia
Host: Baljit Khakh, PhD, Professor, Neurobiology and Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Associate Director for Research, Brain Research Institute, UCLA
Title: Tools for Studying Neurons, Astrocyte and other Cells
Dr. Looger uses protein engineering to create tools -- including neurotransmitter detectors, improved labels for in vivo imaging, designed receptors, and rewired neural circuits -- to study the brain. His lab combines computational and evolutionary methods to create new reagents to characterize and manipulate the assembly and function of neural circuits.
12:00pm. Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, UCLA