Audacious Goals Initiative Launches Seminar Series, Nov. 2|
Dr. Joshua R. Sanes kicks off the new NEI Audacious Goals Initiative Seminar Series in Neuroregeneration on Monday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. He will discuss “Assembly of Feature-Detecting Circuits in the Retina.”
Sanes is director of the Center for Brain Science and professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University. He studies the formation of synapses and how specific connections form in the visual system to generate the complex circuits that underlie information processing. He is funded by the BRAIN Initiative and has pioneered new ways to mark and manipulate neurons and synapses, including the “Brainbow” technique.
The AGI series explores topics relevant to regenerative neuroscience and medicine, with special emphasis on the visual system. The AGI is a sustained effort by NEI to catalyze research toward new therapies for disorders that affect the retina and its connections to the brain.