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Lectures & Events

Academic Symposia are hosted throughout the year to honor, celebrate, and acknowledge scientific achievements of the University's faculty, as well as national and international leaders spanning various fields of research.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Francis Crick: The Astonishing Hypothesis
A symposium in honor of the centenary of Francis Crick
8:30 am: Registration
9:00 am: Welcoming Remarks, Cori Bargmann, Ph.D., The Rockefeller University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
9:10 am: Molecular Basis and Reversibility of a Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Adrian Bird, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
9:40 am: What Makes Us Human? Insights from a Dynamic Genome, Evan Eichler, Ph.D., University of Washington; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
10:10 am: Parental Inheritance and Brain Function, Catherine Dulac, Ph.D., Harvard University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
11:00 am: Learning and Memory in Drosophila, Gerald Rubin, Ph.D., Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
11:30 am: Cellular-Resolution Connectomics, Moritz Helmstaedter, M.D., Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
12:00 pm: Astonishing Prescience: What Would Francis Do?, Edward Callaway, Ph.D., Salk Institute for Biological Studies
2:10 pm: Silent Synapse Growth and the Augmentation of Learning, Kristen Harris, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
2:40 pm: Neural Circuits Controlling Sleep, Yang Dan, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
3:30 pm: Cognitive Functions of the Visual Thalamus, Sabine Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., Princeton University
4:00 pm: Decoding the Time Course of Conscious and Unconscious Operations, Stanislas Dehaene, Ph.D., INSERM-CEA; Collège de France
4:30 pm: Francis Crick and the Search for the Footprints of Consciousness in the Brain, Christof Koch, Ph.D., Allen Institute for Brain Science
5:00 pm: Closing Remarks, Thomas Jessell, Ph.D., Columbia University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute