Sixth Raymond Fong Memorial Lecture set for April 27
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Ed Callaway of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, Calif., will be the featured speaker at the Sixth Raymond Fong Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, in Kollros Auditorium, Biology Building East, with refreshments preceding the event at 3:30 p.m. in the lobby.
The title of the lecture is “Rabies-based tools for elucidating neural circuits and linking connectivity to function.” Callaway heads the Organization and Function of Cortical Circuits group at the Systems Biology Laboratories of the Salk Institute. He is also professor and senior fellow at the Crick-Jacobs Center for Theoretical and Computational Biology of the Salk Institute and adjunct professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego. He won the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, Technological Innovations Award in 2006 for “Using Viral Vectors to Probe Sensory-Motor Circuits in Behaving Non-human Primates” and was named as an AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Fellow in 2010. Work in his laboratory is aimed at understanding how neural circuits give rise to perception and behavior.
Raymond Fong was a graduate student in the UI Department of Biological Sciences from 1986 to 1993. At the time of his death in July 1993, he was in the process of writing his thesis, “Reciprocal Interference Between the Pr and Prm Promoters of Bacteriophage Lambda.” He was awarded the Ph.D. posthumously in December 1993. Raymond was a significant positive influence on his colleagues through the quality of his research, his humanity, and his friendship.
A reception will be held at 8 p.m. at the residence of Gary Gussin, Department of Biology professor emeritus, at 316 Lee St., Iowa City.
For more information or special accommodations to attend either the lecture or reception, contact Steve Kehoe at 319-335-1050 or email@example.com.