Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture Series

The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute will be hosting the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture featuring Nobel Laureate, Richard Axel, M.D., on November 4, 2015. Dr. Axel is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and the co-director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.

A series of pioneering studies by Dr. Axel has answered the question, how does the brain know what the nose is smelling?, by clarifying in exquisite detail how the sense of smell works. It is for this work, that Dr. Axel and fellow Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Linda B. Buck won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Today, Axel's research continues to focus on olfactory perception, in particular, how the sense of smell is established during development, how it may change over time, and ultimately how certain smells can elicit appropriate thoughts and behaviors.

Registration is required through the link here.


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