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Franklin Institute Award Symposium

Along with the Franklin Institute and the Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences, the Department of Genetics will co-host the 2015 Franklin Institute Award Symposium on Thursday, April 23, 2015. This year's symposium honors Cori Bargmann, Ph.D., recipient of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science. Program details below.

 

 

FISymposium

 

PROGRAM

 

Breakfast

 

9:00

 

WELCOME REMARKS
J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D.
EVP, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System
Dean, Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine

 

9:30

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Torsten N. Wiesel Professor, The Rockefeller University
Themes and variations in circuits and behavior

 

9:40

 

Piali Sengupta, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology
Brandeis University
Feeling the heat: Neurogenetics of thermosensation and thermal acclimation in C. elegans

 

10:25

 

Coffee Break

 

11:10

 

Steven McCarroll, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Genetics
Harvard Medical School
Sculpting and schizophrenia: Genes, neurons, and complement

 

11:30

 

Richard Axel, M.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Order from Disorder: Internal Representations of the External Olfactory World

 

12:15

 
       

 

FI

Penn

Sponsored by the Franklin Institute,
The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences,
and The Department of Genetics
at the University of Pennsylvania

 

For more information, please contact Sadie Robinson at sarahjr@upenn.edu