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May 21, 202410:30 am

Columbia Neuroscience Seminar - Bassem Hassan

May 21st, 10:30 am – 11:30 am at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th floor lecture hall)

Bassem Hassan, PhD

Team Leader and Scientific Director

Paris Brain Institute


Individuality in brain and behaviour


I will discuss how genetically encoded stochastic processes generate variation in neuronal circuit architecture and how that in turn facilitates the emergence of behavioural individuality.


Relevant Publications:

A neurodevelopmental origin of behavioral individuality in the Drosophila visual system

Probalistic axon targeting dynamics lead to individualized brain wiring

Host(s): Wes Grueber (Faculty) and Nova Qi (Graduate Student)

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


This event will be in-person only and will not offer a Zoom option.
Open only to Columbia University and Columbia University Affiliates.
Speaker Location: CUIMC, Neurological Institute First Floor Auditorium   
Live-stream Location: Jerome L. Greene Science Center, 9th Floor Lecture Hall


Tuesdays@10 is a signature Zuckerman Institute initiative that aims to expose researchers at all levels to high-quality science and stimulate scientific discourse. The speakers featured in this series represent various fields and techniques in neuroscience, and are either external to Columbia (Columbia Neuroscience Seminars and Special Seminars) or are Columbia faculty members (Local Circuits) invited through a combined, collaborative effort of one or more of the following: Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, the Department of Neuroscience, the Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior and the Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative, and with support from the Kavli Institute for Brain Science


More information and a full schedule can be found here.

Venue: Neurological Institute Alumni Auditoriumthe Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th floor lecture hall)
3227 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027

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