Event Details

Unlocking the Brain: Cornell and Biogen Search for the Key 

Tuesday, May 10  •  Boston, MA

The human brain has been called the most complex object in the known universe and as long as the inner-workings of the brain remain poorly understood, so too will disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia and depression. Unlike astronomers who use telescopes, rockets and satellites to view the billions of stars in our galaxy, neuroscientists lack the technology to view all of the brain’s billions of neurons communicating with each other at any given moment.
    
Cornell Neurotech, a joint initiative launched last year by the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences, aims to build powerful new tools that can be used to map the individual cells and complex neural networks that change from moment to moment within the brain.
    
Biogen is a leader in neuroscience, scientific discovery lies at their very core as their scientists relentlessly pursue new therapies for diseases with few or no treatment options.
    
Join us for an inspiring discussion with Cornell faculty and Biogen scientists to explore the groundbreaking work they
are doing to improve treatment and quality of life for people with neurodegenerative diseases.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

5:45 pm  Reception

6:45 pm  Program Begins

Biogen Corporate Headquarters
Building 9

300 Binney Street • Cambridge, MA 02142 


FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Gretchen Ritter83

The Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Chris Xu MS ’93, PhD 96

The Mong Family Foundation Co-Director, Cornell Neurotech, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Applied and Engineering Physics

Joseph Fetcho

Co-Director, Cornell Neurotech, Associate Chair and Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior, College of Arts and Sciences

Chris Schaffer

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

Ajay Verma
Vice President of Neurology and Translational Sciences, Biogen

Hosted by

Dr. George Scangos 70

CEO, Biogen

 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

5:45 pm  Reception

6:45 pm  Program Begins

Biogen Corporate Headquarters
Building 9

300 Binney Street • Cambridge, MA 02142

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