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“Circadian Rhythms, the Biological World, and Light” with Dr. Michael Rosbash
September 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
All organisms on earth must coordinate their behavior and physiology with the daily light-dark cycle caused by the rotation of the earth around our sun. This regulation occurs through a genetic program that is highly conserved through evolution, from fruit flies to man.
Dr. Rosbash will speak about his fundamental discovery of this molecular clock. His work has elegantly demonstrated how complex circadian behavior is regulated by a set of core genes. His early scientific journey is documented in a book by Jonathan Weiner called “Time, Love, Memory: A great biologist and his quest for the origins of behavior.” For this discovery, he shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.
Dr. Rosbash is the Peter Gruber Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis University and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. This promises to be a fun and informative lecture.