Macallum & FIP 2020
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Gina Turrigiano from Brandeis University will be the next Macallum & FIP speaker! Dr. Turrigiano is a full professor in the Department of Biology and the Volen Center for Complex Systems at Brandeis University. She studies mechanisms of homeostatic synaptic plasticity and the role of these stabilizing mechanisms in the development and function of the cortex. Her work has been instrumental in demonstrating the existence of "self-tuning" mechanisms that allow neurons and circuits to adjust their excitability to prevent states of hyper- or hypoexcitability that underlie brain disorders such as epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders.
Dr. Turrigiano will deliver the Macallum Lecture on April 30, 2020 (3pm) and will be with us on May 1st for FIP. Locations TBA.
A big thank you to Dr. Steven Prescott and members of the Neuroscience Platform for their help with the selection process.