The human brain is made of over 100 billion neurons, each of which forms thousands of specific connections to other neurons. These connections are critical for humans to experience the world, have feelings, move, communicate, and think. Professor Anthony Koleske will discuss how nerve cells in the brain form connections called synapses during brain development and how these connections become disrupted in mental illness and neurodegenerative diseases.
The language of the event will be English, with simultaneous translation into Chinese.
Registration and Lunch: 12:00-12:30 pm Talk and Q&A: 12:30-1:30 pm
Ticket: Lunch is included, and both Yale and non-Yale alumni are welcome. Free for physicians, professors and students; ￥60 for others.
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Anthony J. Koleske
Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University
Dr. Anthony J. Koleske received a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and performed his Ph.D. studies with Dr. Richard Young at the Whitehead Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Koleske did a postdoctoral fellowship with Nobel Laureate Dr. David Baltimore at M.I.T. Dr. Koleske joined the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University in 1998, where he currently is Professor and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Neurobiology.
Dr. Koleske is the recipient of numerous awards and has served widely on review panels, including terms as Chair of the Basic Science Study Section for the American Heart Association and the Neurodifferentiation, Plasticity, Repair, and Rhythmicity Study Section of the National Institute of Health (NIH). He currently directs the combined Ph.D. programs in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Yale, the China Scholarship Council-Yale World Scholars Program, and co-directs the Medical Research Scholars Program at Yale.