The Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute (HMNI) is excited to announce that the On The Brain e-newsletter will transition to a public lecture format beginning in spring 2021. On The Brain’s goal has always been to educate the public on the latest scientific discoveries in neuroscience and translate how these discoveries are relevant in our daily lives. This new format will allow us to connect Harvard trainees, who are conducting cutting-edge neuroscience research, with the curious public.
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2021 On the Brain Lecture
The Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute and Harvard Medical School invite you to the inaugural On The Brain Lecture, which will celebrate the work of the HMNI Fellows.
Thursday, May 6
Noon – 1 p.m. The lecture will be livestreamed via Zoom. Subscribe above to receive registration details.
Michael Greenberg, PhD
Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology, Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School
The 2020-2021 HMNI Fellows
Charlotte Arlt, PhD Lab of Christopher Harvey, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Dr. Arlt studies how different areas in the brain interact in decision-making to factor in both sensory information and past experiences.
Aditi Banerjee, PhD Lab of Pascal Kaeser, MD, Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Dr. Banerjee focuses on the fundamental mechanisms of dopamine release in the midbrain, which malfunction in numerous human conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease and addiction.
Cole Peters, PhD Lab of David Corey, PhD, Bertarelli Professor of Translational Medical Science
Dr. Peters is developing novel gene therapy for the most common mutation that causes Usher syndrome 1F, a genetic condition that leads to deafness, loss of balance, and blindness.
Josef Turecek, PhD Lab of David D Ginty, PhD, Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Professor of Neurobiology
Dr. Turecek is working to identify and map neural circuits in the spinal cord to better understand sensory-motor integration as well as the diseases and injuries that disrupt it.