22/05/2015 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Development and evolution of neocortical projection systems

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Nenad Sestan

Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine. New Haven, USA

Nenad Sestan, from Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, USA, is trying to understand the molecular and cellular basis of how neurons acquire distinct identities and form proper synaptic connections in the cerebral cortex, a part of the brain that is critical for cognition, perception and behavior, as well as how these complex developmental processes have evolved and become compromised in human disorders, such as autism.

He has been invited by Tomàs Marques-Bonet (UPF).