Lecture on early brain development
Date of Event: March 28, 2011
Posted: March 21, 2011
George Spirou, a member of the Denison class of 1977 and director of the Center for Neuroscience at West Virginia University, will present a lecture, “Wiring the Brain During Early Development: Experience Not Required,” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, in the lecture hall of Denison University’s Burton. D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). The lecture, sponsored by the Ronneberg Lecture Series, the Denison University Neuroscience Program, and Neuroscience Education and Research at Denison (NERD), is free and open to the public.
During early brain development, neurons form synaptic connections and begin to acquire physiological properties appropriate for their roles in brain function. Tight collaboration between pre and postsynaptic maturation is proposed as a general principle in nervous system development. Cellular mechanisms that underlie these events will be discussed along with new questions that emerge from these experiments.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Lecture, “Wiring the Brain During Early Development: Experience Not Required,” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, in the lecture hall of Denison University’s Burton. D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nestor Matthews at 740-587-5782 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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