Columbia University in the City of New York

Apr 23, 202410:30 am

Columbia Neuroscience Seminar - Beatriz Rico

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April 23rd, 10:30 am – 11:30 am at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th floor lecture hall)

Beatriz Rico, PhD

Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, Centre of Developmental Neurobiology

MCR Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

King's College London


Assembly of cortical circuits


In our daily life, animal behaviours rely on precise connectivity between neurons in the brain that can be modulated by experience. In the mammalian cerebral cortex, these connections reach an extraordinary complexity. How are these cortical circuitries built? How they respond to activity and what happens when they fail during development are questions that we are currently addressing in my lab.


Relevant Publications:

Cortical wiring by synapse type-specific control of local protein synthesis

Distinct molecular programs regulate synapse specificity in cortical inhibitory circuits


Host(s): Ed Au (Faculty) 

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 *(Updated): Jerome L. Greene Science Center, 9th Floor Lecture Hall 
Live-stream Location *(Updated): CUIMC, Neurological Institute First Floor Auditorium  


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.

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