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Dorothy J. Killam Lecture

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The Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute – Hospital

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Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre

Montréal, QC H3A 2B4

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Cell type classification and circuit mapping in the mouse brain

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The Neuro's DJK Lecture was established in 2004 to recognize women of influence in business, science, politics or the humanities.

The 2020 Dorothy J. Killam Lecture will be delivered by Hongkui Zeng, Executive Director of Structured Science of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, USA. Her lecture, "Cell type classification and circuit mapping in the mouse brain” will take place on Wednesday, April 15 at 4:00 pm in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre of The Neuro. A reception will follow.

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Hongkui Zeng, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Structured Science in the Allen Institute for Brain Science. She is leading the Structured Science Division to develop and operate high-throughput pipelines to generate large-scale, open-access datasets and tools to accelerate neuroscience discovery. Dr. Zeng received her Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from Brandeis University where she studied the molecular mechanisms of the circadian clock in fruit flies. Then, as a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she studied the molecular and synaptic mechanisms underlying hippocampus-dependent plasticity and learning. Since joining the Allen Institute, she has led several research programs, including the Transgenic Technology program, the Human Cortex Gene Survey project, the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas project and the Cell Types program. She is also leading a BRAIN Initiative effort to create a Brain Cell Atlas in the mouse. Dr. Zeng has broad scientific experience and a keen interest in using a combined molecular, anatomical and physiological approach to unravel mechanisms of brain circuitry and potential approaches for treating brain diseases. Her current research interests are in understanding neuronal diversity and connectivity in the visual cortical circuit and how different neuronal types work together to process and transform visual information. She has received many honors, including the 2016 AWIS Award for Scientific Advancement and the 2018 Gill Transformative Investigator Award.

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Montréal, QC H3A 2B4

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