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Constant Change: The Ever-Developing Brain

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019

5:30 PM | COCKTAIL RECEPTION
6:30 PM | LECTURE
8:00 PM | DINNER

The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue at 66th Street
New York, New York

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Hosts

Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.

PRESIDENT AND CARSON FAMILY PROFESSOR
LABORATORY OF HUMAN GENETICS AND GENOMICS
THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY

William E. Ford

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY


Speaker

Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.

TORSTEN N. WIESEL PROFESSOR
LULU AND ANTHONY WANG LABORATORY OF NEURAL CIRCUITS AND BEHAVIOR
THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY

World-renowned neurobiologist Cori Bargmann explores the interdependent roles of genes, environment, and experience in building and organizing the brain through studies of the tiny roundworm C. elegans, which has only 302 neurons. This deceptively simple organism is shedding light on the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie all brain activity, including that of the complex human brain. Dr. Bargmann’s prominence in the scientific community led to her appointment as co-chair of the advisory group for the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative in 2013. Three years later, she was appointed head of science for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. She is a member of the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine and the recipient of many honors, including a Kavli Prize in Neuroscience and a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.


Honoring

Lulu and Anthony Wang

Lulu and Tony Wang are devoted friends and generous benefactors of The Rockefeller University. A leader in both finance and philanthropy, Lulu has been a trustee of Rockefeller since 2004 and also serves as a co-chair of the Women & Science Committee. Beyond Rockefeller, Lulu is vice chair of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Asia Society, and serves on the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. Lulu shares her passion for philanthropy with Tony, who is the former president and chief operating officer of Computer Associates, one of the largest computer software firms in the world. Through their visionary joint philanthropy, Lulu and Tony have made exceptional contributions to science and medicine, higher education, the arts, and culture.


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