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Humanities & Neuroscience

Engrams and Memory

Unanswered Questions and Potential Applications

Leading scientists who research how memories are formed, stored, and retrieved—via the engram, the biological realization of a memory—will discuss their work on treatments for pathologies characterized by memory loss, such as depression, anxiety, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Rene Hen (Columbia University, NY)
Welcoming Remarks:
David Freedberg (Italian Academy, Columbia University, NY)
Denise Cai (Mount Sinai, NY)
Christine Ann Denny (Columbia University, NY)
Alessia Mastrodonato (Columbia University, NY)
Steve Ramirez (Boston University)
Michael Drew (University of Texas at Austin)
Sheena Josselyn (Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto)
Giulia Torromino (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome)
Tomas Ryan (Trinity College, Dublin)
David Dupret (University of Oxford)
Andrea Pinotti (Università di Milano)

Guest registration will open in February 2022

In the image above—published by Cazzulino et al., 2016—an individual memory trace is labeled: the green portions show eYFP (learning), the red portions show c-fos (retrieval), and the arrow points to the engram.
Event Date 
Fri, Apr 8, 2022, 9:00 am

Times to be confirmed