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.
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
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.