Columbia hosts University Forum on Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

Form will explore the impact of Columbia's Mind Brain Behavior Initiative
By University Programs and Events
December 3, 2012

Date: December 17, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

The University Forum on Interdisciplinary Neuroscience will explore the impact of Columbia's Mind Brain Behavior Initiative on the University's academic programs in the coming years. The forum will feature a panel discussion, moderated by neuroscientist Thomas Jessell, with Nobel Laureates Richard Axel and Eric Kandel. An Arts and Sciences and engineering perspective will be added by Geraldine Downey from the Department of Psychology and Elizabeth Hillman from the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology. In addition, David Strauss and Trustee Kenneth Forde of Columbia University Medical Center will highlight the importance of the Initiative to clinical care. This discussion will illustrate links between the Initiative and partnerships with various disciplines across campus.

Moderator: Thomas M. Jessell, Claire Tow Professor of Motor Neuron Disorders in the Departments of Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-director, Kavli Institute for Brain Science; Co-director, Mind Brain Behavior Initiative

Panel participants:

Richard Axel, University Professor; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-Director, Mind Brain Behavior Initiative
Geraldine Downey, Professor of Psychology
Kenneth Forde, Jose M. Ferrer Professor Emeritus of Clinical Surgery; University Trustee
Elizabeth Hillman, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
Eric R. Kandel, University Professor; Fred Kavli Professor; Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-Director Mind Brain Behavior Initiative
David H. Strauss, Deputy Director for Research, NYS Psychiatric Institute; Vice Chair for Research Administration, Ethics and Policy, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry

The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.