5C Distinguished Speaker Series: Cori Bargmann, President for Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

November 8, 2017 Add to Calendar

4:15–5:30 p.m.


Shanahan Center, Auditorium
320 E. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711


Eliot Bush


The Claremont Colleges Distinguished Speaker Series presents

Cori Bargmann
Department of Neurosciences and Behavior
The Rockefeller University

Cori Bargmann, an internationally recognized neuroscientist and outstanding speaker, will discuss "Genes, brains, and flexible behaviors: studying neural circuits across space and time," as well as her current research and work with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Bargmann was the first co-chair of President Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN Initiative). She is president for science for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which has the long-term goal to "cure, prevent and manage all major diseases by the end of the century” by coordinating academia and industry. Bargmann studies how genes, the environment and experience interact to shape an animal's behavior using the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans.

She has won numerous international prizes for her work, including the Breakthrough Prize ($3 million) and the Kavli Prize. She was featured in Vogue magazine “as one of the country’s most respected neuroscientists.”

This science lecture series is sponsored by the 5C biology departments.

A reception in the lobby and Thomas-Garrett Plaza follows the talk.