NICHOLSON LECTURE by Dr. Cori Bargmann
NICHOLSON LECTURE 2012 by Dr. Cori Bargmann: Genes, connectomes, and decisions: using fixed circuits to drive flexible behaviors.
The Nicholson Lectures Programme consists of two annual lectures and is part of an extensive cooperation agreement between Rockefeller University and Karolinska Institutet initiated in 2010. The universities nominate between five and ten of their candidates each year, of which one is finally chosen by the partner university to give a Nicholson Lecture.
Dr. Cori Bargmann, joined Rockefeller University, NY, USA in 2004, as the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor. Her research focuses on the complexity of neurons in the worm and how the worm's neural circuits develop. Her research group is currently investigating genes and neural pathways, and how sensory input regulate the cir-cuits.
Dr. Bargmann is also Associate Director of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior. She has been an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1995.