Lectures and Special Events
Origins of the Mind and Mental Illness from Genes to Circuits to Behavior
April 23, 2015
Join a celebration of Huda Zoghbi, MD, recipient of the 2014 Mortimer D. Sackler MD Prize winner for outstanding achievement in the advancement of developmental psychobiology.
A symposium highlighting Dr. Zoghbi’s research will be held 3–6 pm with presentations by BJ Casey, Jay Gingrich, Andrew McIntosh, Jonathan Cavanagh, Anil Seth, Declan Murphy, and Robert Darnell. Dr. Zoghbi’s keynote address “Genetic, Biochemical, and Circuit Analyses to Study Neuropsychiatric Disorders” will begin at 5 pm. Please use the Museum’s 77th Street entrance, located between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
Huda Zoghbi, MD is Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine.
BJ Casey, PhD Weill Cornell Medical College: “Treating the Developing Brain versus the Developed Brain: Insights from human imaging and mouse genetics”
Jay Gingrich, MD PhD Columbia University; New York State Psychiatric Institute: “Understanding the lasting effects of antidepressants on the fetal brain: from mice to epidemiology”
Andrew McIntosh, MD The University of Edinburgh: “Leveraging genetics and imaging for the stratification of mental illness”
Jonathan Cavanagh, MD University of Glasgow: “Inflamed brains! Mechanisms in humans and mice”
Anil Seth, PhD University of Sussex: “Consciousness science, predictive processing, and the embodied self”
Declan Murphy, MD Kings College London: “Can we really get treatments from mouse to people, and quickly”
Robert Darnell, MD PhD The Rockefeller University: “Approaching neurological disease by shining light on the dark matter of the genome”
KEYNOTE SPEAKER | 5 PM:
Huda Zoghbi, MD, Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine: “Genetic, Biochemical, and Circuit Analyses to Study Neuropsychiatric Disorders”
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