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Andre Fenton

  • Date: April 10, 2012 7:30 pm
  • Location: Shambaugh Auditorium, UI Main Library
  • Cost: Free Admission

Lecture Committee proudly presents:

Erasing, Tracing, and Harnessing Long-Term Memory

Dr. André Fenton, is a neuroscientist, biomedical engineer and entrepreneur working on three related problems: how brains store information in memory; how brains coordinate knowledge to selectively activate relevant information and suppress irrelevant information; and how to record electrical activity from brain cells in freely-moving subjects. André and colleagues identified PKMzeta as the first memory storage molecule, a discovery identified by Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s journal, as one of the ten most important breakthroughs in all the science reported in 2006. Recordings of electrical brain activity in André’s lab are elucidating the physiology of cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. André is a Professor of Neural Science at New York University’s Center for Neural Science. He founded Bio-Signal Group Corp., which is developing an inexpensive, miniature wireless EEG system for functional brain monitoring of patients in emergency medicine applications and other clinical scenarios.

Dr. Fenton has been featured in the New York Times and on PBS' NOVA, the highest rated science series on television and the most watched documentary series on public television

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