Talk and Small Group Mentoring with Dr. Andre Fenton
Friday, April 23, 2021, 12:00pm - 01:30pm
via Zoom (pre-register)
Schedule of the talk:
- 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM : Talk about Research
- 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM : Q&A Session
- 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM : Mentoring event w/ MIND mentors and Speaker.
Dr. Andre Fenton is a Professor of Neural Science at NYU's Arts & Sciences.
A Professor of Neural Science at New York University, André investigates the molecular, neural, behavioral, and computational aspects of memory. He studies how brains store experiences as memories, how they learn to learn, and how knowing activates relevant information without activating what is irrelevant. His investigations and understanding integrates across levels of biological organization, his research uses genetic, molecular, electrophysiological, imaging, behavioral, engineering, and theoretical methods. André and colleagues identified PKMzeta as the first molecule that maintains the persistence of memories in the brain, a discovery recognized by Science Magazine as one of the 10 most important breakthroughs in all of science and technology published in 2006. André founded Bio-Signal Group Corp., which developed and commercialized an FDA-approved portable, wireless, and easy-to-use platform for recording EEGs anywhere and anytime for novel medical applications. It is being used in innovative clinical applications including in emergency medicine, space exploration, and underserved clinics in Africa. André co-hosted NOVA Wonders on PBS, and when the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown work in the lab and development of a way to detect and warn about concussion, André joined an online community of technologists, designers and physicians to feel useful by trying to solve the ventilator shortage in NYC; the solution is now being implemented in the Nigerian Covid-19 treatment centers and is deploying in other low-resource communities across the world.
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