The UCLA Joint Seminars in Neuroscience Presents - Larry Swanson, Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 12:00pm
Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture

The UCLA Joint Seminars in Neuroscience Presents - Larry Swanson, Ph.D.

"Understanding the Basic Plan of the Nervous System"

Larry Swanson, Ph.D.
University Professor
Apple Professor, Department of Biological Sciences;
Professor, Departments of Biological Science and Psychology
University of Southern California

Abstract: Neuroscientists are facing an avalanche of big data: tens of thousands of genes, RNAs, proteins, neural connections, and more. How can researchers make sense out of this vast amount information and use it to formulate sensible, testable hypothesis about mechanistic relationships between neural circuits, behavior, and mind? The lecture will outline a perspective, strategy, and progress report related one specific problem: our attempt to construct and analyze the basic wiring diagram of a mammalian brain and nervous system—analogous to a periodic table or double helix model for systems neuroscience. One long-term application is a dynamic Google Maps or Google Earth for the nervous system.

Host: Dr. Paul Micevych and LNE

Zoom Seminar Registration: https://uclahs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrfuuprjsiGN3sYWPU87Z-VP_mjoPo...

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