On September 26th 2013, the Colorado State University will host Dr. Russell Fernald, biologist at Stanford University, for a seminar titled “How Does Social Behavior Change the Brain,” at 4:00pm in Pathology 101.
As the fall 2013 speaker for the Frontiers in Biomedical Sciences Seminar Series, Dr. Fernald will discuss uncommon challenges of how the brain can be influenced by behavior, as seen through his research on animal reproduction behavior.
“Dr. Fernald has been a pioneer in trying to understand the impact of specific brain cells on complex behaviors and the impact of complex social behaviors on individual brain cells,” said Dr. Stuart Tobet, professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. “He uses a model system that is highly amenable to study from both cell and behavioral perspectives – his studies point toward how we can begin to unravel the functions of specific genes in the context of animal (or human) behavior."
The Frontiers in Biomedical Sciences Seminar Series was initiated by the Department of Biomedical Sciences in 2003 to sponsor outstanding speakers of international stature on leading-edge topics in the biomedical sciences that would appeal to large and diverse audiences. The series has hosted some of the nation’s top biomedical researchers, including multiple Nobel Laureates.
The series has been jointly sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Sciences; the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Program; the Cell and Molecular Biology Program; and the School of Biomedical Engineering at Colorado State University.