Mentored by Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, two young scientists team up and discover they have a lot in common. Both want to know how the brain creates memories. Both have a family history of neurological disease. As they search for the secret to maintaining the connections in the brain that make memories last, their collaboration leads them to a protein called CPEB3.
Featuring Luana Fioriti, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Mario Negri Institute, and Lenzie Ford, PhD, postdoctoral associate in the Kandel lab at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute.
This video is part of Curious Minds, a video series highlighting students and early-career scientists at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute.