Genetics & Genomics

2019 Nov 14

HEB Colloquium: "Innovations in Primate Brain Cells & Circuits"

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker: Dr. Fenna Krienen, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Abstract: 

The expansion of the neocortex in primates has led to the emergence of brain regions that have specialized functions and connectivity, are important for cognition, and are compromised in brain disorders. What are the genetic and cellular bases for the reorganization and increased capability of the neocortex in primates? I will share the results of work to understand the neocortex across multiple scales - from...

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