Cori Bargmann is a neuroscientist and geneticist. She received a BS from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. from MIT, where she studied the neu/HER2 oncogene with Bob Weinberg before beginning her studies of the genetics of behavior as a postdoc with Bob Horvitz. After 13 years as a faculty member at UCSF, she moved to the Rockefeller University as the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor and Head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior. Her work has addressed the relationships between genes, circuits, and behaviors in C. elegans, including the molecular basis of odor recognition and odor preference, the circuit logic and neuromodulatory systems connecting odors to behavioral responses, natural trait variation in social and foraging behaviors, and the molecules involved in nervous system wiring. She has received scientific honors including election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. In 2013-2014, she co-chaired the NIH working group for President Obama's Brain Initiative. In 2016 she became the first Head of Science at a new philanthropy, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a position she held until 2022; she is returning to her lab at Rockefeller full-time at the end of the year. To learn more visit here.
Talk title: Organizing behaviors across timescales