Dr. Eric Kandel will be giving a lecture entitled “The Molecular Biology of Memory Storage and the Biological Basis of Individuality” on February 8, 2010. The lecture will be held from 3:30 – 5:30 PM at the Harvard Science Center, Lecture Hall D, 1 Oxford Street and is sponsored by Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child (further details are available on the Center’s website). Harvard Provost Steven E. Hyman and Jack Shonkoff, the director of the Center on the Developing Child, will also participate in the lecture.
Kandel, a professor at Columbia and winner of the Nobel Prize in 2000, is one of the world’s foremost researchers of the neural mechanisms underlying memory formation and has written for both the scientific community and the general public. He is also known for wearing bow ties (no joke).