Columbia University in the City of New York

Celebrating the brightest ideas in neuroscience

Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute is delighted to announce its inaugural Mind Brain Behavior Symposium that will bring preeminent neuroscientists to Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus. Beginning with a keynote lecture on Monday, May 6, and continuing through May 7, attendees will hear from those at the vanguard of the field and have the opportunity to network with other scientists and scholars. We hope you will join us for this celebration of neuroscience.  


List of Speakers


Catherine Dulac, PhD *Keynote
Harvard University

David Anderson, PhD

Cori Bargmann, PhD
The Rockefeller University

Edward Chang, MD

Surya Ganguli, PhD
Stanford University

Oscar Marín, PhD
King's College London

Kelsey Martin, MD, PhD

Vanessa Ruta, PhD
The Rockefeller University

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD
Stanford University

Leslie Vosshall, PhD
The Rockefeller University

Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD
Harvard University



Steering Committee

Richard Axel, MD, Codirector, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute
Rui Costa, DVM, PhD, Associate Director and Chief Executive Officer, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute
Carol Mason, PhD, Chair of Interschool Planning, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute



Attendees must register to attend the Symposium. Guests can register for either or both days. Click here to register. Registration closes April 30.



Click here to view and download a complete listing of Symposium speakers and activities.


Poster Abstract Submission (now closed)

Thank you to all those who submitted poster abstracts; submissions are now closed. We will be in touch with everyone who submitted an abstract.



May 6, 2019
Keynote lecture followed by an evening of live storytelling hosted by The Story Collider.

May 7, 2019
Presentations throughout the day interspersed with networking opportunities and followed by an evening social event.



The Forum at Columbia University
605 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027



Marjorie Perez-Richardson with questions about the program and content;
Chandra Osborne with questions about registration.

Symposium Registration

May 6 2019 4:00 pm

Mind Brain Behavior Symposium

Celebrating the brightest ideas in neuroscience

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