Nov 6: Free Memory and Aging Webcast

Join Columbia neuroscientists and science writer Bruce Lieberman for a free webcast discussion on non-Alzheimer’s, age-related memory loss. In particular, the scientists, including Dana Alliance member Eric Kandel, M.D., will discuss their recent finding that age-related memory loss may be a distinct syndrome, apart from Alzheimer’s, and their work to restore memory loss of this kind.

The speakers are:

  • Eric R. Kandel– Nobel Laureate, University Professor, Kavli Professor and Director, Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University; and Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Kandel is one of the world’s foremost authorities on how the brain forms and stores memories.
  • Elias Pavlopoulos – Researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Kandel at Columbia University. Dr. Pavlopoulos uses genetically engineered mice to explore how the brain stores memories. He was the lead author of the study the webcast will highlight.
  • Scott A. Small – Professor of Neurology at Columbia University, Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Columbia, and member of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science. Dr. Small primarily studies how the hippocampus works when memories form, and how it fails during aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Bruce Lieberman (moderator) – Freelance science writer. Bruce has more than 20 years of experience in the news business. He worked as a reporter at daily newspapers for many years before becoming an independent writer and editor in 2010.

The webcast will take place tomorrow (November 6) from 12:30-1pm PST and is sponsored by The Kavli Foundation. To submit a question ahead of time or during the webcast, e-mail or post it on Twitter with the hashtag #KavliLive.

– Ann L. Whitman

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