Join three neuroscience faculty and researchers in a conversation about how computing, mathematical modeling, and data analysis are used and could be used in neuroscience to advance cutting-edge research.
CSC faculty director Rebecca Wright will lead the panel discussion with:
- Mary Harrington (Tippit Professor in the Life Sciences, Smith College)
- Mary Harrington trained in chronobiology with Ben Rusak while working towards her PhD from Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia. She then took a position teaching at Smith College, where she has been since 1987. Mary teaches courses in neuroscience, experimental methods in neuroscience, and a seminar on race and gender in neurological disorders. Her research is on negative health impacts associated with disruption of circadian rhythms.
- Gabrielle Gutierrez (Department of Neuroscience, Barnard College)
- Gabrielle Gutierrez is an Assistant Professor at Barnard College and an affiliate of the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University. As a computational neuroscientist, her research is focused on modeling neural circuits and developing theories about how they do the computations that enable us to function and to interact with the world around us. Her research has led her to investigate various neuronal systems - from visual processing in the retina to circadian rhythms in the fruit fly. Gabrielle Gutierrez has a PhD in Neuroscience from Brandeis University. She did her graduate work in Eve Marder’s lab. She received her bachelor's degree from Barnard College where she majored in Physics and minored in Applied Mathematics.
- Martha Merrow (Institute for Medical Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
- Martha Merrow graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Biology in 1979. She earned her Ph.D. in immunogenetics in 1991 before turning to molecular genetic approaches to understand circadian clocks, a relatively new field. She absolved a first post-doctoral fellowship at Dartmouth College followed by a second at LMU Munich. She was recruited to the University of Groningen on a women-only program leading to Professorships. In 2012, Merrow was recruited back to her old Institute at LMU Munich, the Institute of Medical Psychology where she serves as its ’Teaching Chair’ until September of this year. Her main scientific contributions have been on the timing of human behaviour using a novel questionnaire, conceptual models of the circadian clock and the discovery of new clock model systems. She has also contributed to the community, forming networks of women scientists in Groningen and Munich and currently serving as President of the European Biological Rhythms Society. She has taught in over 20 Chronobiology Training schools starting in 1996.
We'll have pizza -- come and bring your appetites and questions!
This panel is planned to take place in person (402 Milstein) .
We look forward to seeing you there!
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