Past Event

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture - Nature and Nurture: How Our Experiences Shape the Brain Across Generations

January 18, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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Event Description:

How are we shaped by the environment around us? In what way does “nature” vs “nurture” impact the brain over a lifetime -- or even across future generations? In this pair of talks by two experts in distinct but related fields, our speakers will explore epigenetics, this fascinating interplay of genes and the environment, through development, learning, and addiction. 

Event Speakers

  • Yasmin Hurd, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Bianca Jones Marlin, Herbert and Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Cell Research, Columbia University
  • Moderated by Paige Greenwood, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University

Event Information: 

Registration is required. RSVP by January 16, 2023. For more information about this event, please contact the Zuckerman Institute at [email protected]

This talk is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series, offered free to the public to enhance understanding of the biology of the mind and the complexity of human behavior. The lectures are hosted by Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.