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Building a Brain: Cells, Circuits and Developmental Disorders with Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Susan Birren, PhD

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Building a Brain: Cells, Circuits and Developmental Disorders with Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Susan Birren, PhD

This event occurred in the past

Building a Brain: Cells, Circuits and Developmental Disorders with Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Susan Birren, PhD

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

0

Details

Susan Birren is professor of Biology and Neuroscience at Brandeis University and has served as the dean of Arts and Sciences since 2011. In her Developmental Neurobiology laboratory, undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers work together to gain a new understanding of how cellular interactions control the development of nerve cells and functional neural circuits. Her work has defined the reciprocal signaling between the nervous system and the heart that leads to neural control of cardiac function and to cardiovascular disease. She received her PhD in Biological Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles and did post-doctoral work at the California Institute of Technology in the area of Development Neurobiology. She has been a member of the Brandeis faculty since 1994 and is a member of the Brandeis National Center for Behavioral Genomics and the Volen Center for Complex Systems.

Since 1956, the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Visiting Scholar Program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars. The purpose of the program is to contribute to the intellectual life of the institution by making possible an exchange of ideas between the Visiting Scholars and the resident faculty and students. The 15 men and women participating during the academic year of 2018-19 will visit over 90 colleges and universities with chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, spending two days on each campus and taking full part in the academic life of the institution. They will meet informally with students and faculty members, participate in classroom discussions and seminars, and give a lecture open to the university/college community and the general public.

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program

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