Despite the growing recognition of the risks associated with head injury, many questions remain. How does damage happen? What effects can it have in the days afterward? And what are the long-term consequences to the health of the brain? Barclay Morrison III, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, studies how the brain responds to head impact, and how it initiates, and sometimes falters, in its own repair. His research could help to prevent head injuries as well as to develop new drug therapies for those who have suffered a head injury.
This talk is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture Series, offered free to the public to enhance understanding of the biology of the mind and the complexity of human behavior. The lectures are hosted by Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute which is committed to deciphering how the brain develops, works, endures, and recovers. These public programs are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.