Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Pasta Night

Pasta Night is held in Kennedy Center - Room 901.
Cooking starts at 5:00PM and attendees are encouraged to aid in preparation.
Dinner and discussion starts at 6:00PM.

Engage in lively scientific discussion and enjoy a homemade meal.
Break bread with your colleagues and enjoy. Everyone is invited and welcome!


03/30/17  Dr. Gyorgy Buzsáki discusses: "Space-time in navigation and memory" Suggested Reading
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10/14/16  Dr. David Hall discusses: "Science and Society"  
5/12/16  Dr. Eve Marder discusses: "From connectomics to dynamics" Menu &
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11/5/15  Dr. Aviv Bergman discusses: "Evolution" Suggested Reading,
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3/11/15  Dr. Rodolfo Llinás discusses: "Consciousness" Suggested Reading,
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12/10/14  Dr. Scott Emmons discusses: "The Connectome" Discussion,
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Recent News & Events

Publication | Dr. Kamran Khodakhah
New Target For Dystonia Therapy—Dystonia—when someone’s muscles contract uncontrollably—is the third most common movement disorder (after Parkinson’s and essential tremor), affecting about 250,000 Americans. Research and treatment for the most common inherited form of dystonia, called DYT1, has focused mainly on the basal ganglia region of the brain. But new animal research by Einstein scientists implicates a different part of the brainthe cerebellumas the site of the problem. The study, published in the February 15 online issue of eLife, was led by Kamran Khodakhah, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience and the Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Neuroscience. He and his colleagues made their discovery after generating the first mouse model of DYT1 to exhibit the overt symptoms of dystonia seen in patients. Previous research in Dr. Khodakhah’s lab has shown that severing the link between the cerebellum and the basal ganglia might be an effective way to treat cerebellar-induced dystonias....more

Event | Neuroscience Retreat - May 10th - 11th
The Neuroscience Retreat will be held from May 10th - May 11th, 2017 at the Edith Macy Conference Center. Additional information, including itinerary and poster signups has been posted here. Registrations are due April 19th....more

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