Dr. Marder is Professor of Biology at Brandeis and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences. A neuroscientist, she has made seminal discoveries in how circuit function arises from the intrinsic properties of individual neurons and their synaptic connections. Her research group discovered that similar circuit outputs can be generated by different mechanisms, both within an animal during its lifetime, or in different individuals.
The public is welcome at this event.
This lecture is made possible by a generous endowment from Paul Connell, in loving memory of his wife Priscilla Harrison Connell. Priscilla Connell was a renowned nature photographer whose work has appeared in Sierra Club and Audubon Society magazines and calendars, as well as other notable publications. She won the Roger Tory Peterson award for her breathtaking simplicity in capturing the beauty of nature.