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Redwood City: Brain and Genetics

  • Cyclismo Cafe 871 Middlefield Road Redwood City, CA, 94063 United States

Want to learn more about your brain? Come and listen to our scientists at the very nice Cyclismo Cafe. After some brain activities, relax with your friends while listening to Valerio's song and guitar.

Food and drinks available for purchase ( Cafe serves only tea and coffee. BYOB). Guests of all ages are welcome.

Finding Disease in the Brain

Vania Cao

Manager of Scientific Content and Training at Inscopix

The brain is a fascinating and complex organ, responsible for our thoughts, memories, perceptions: everything we value and experience as human beings. What happens when disease or dysfunction strikes? How do scientists figure out what's wrong, and how do they test what potential therapies could work? Join me as we discuss tools and techniques in neuroscience, and how we use them to explore brain disease and potential treatments.

Personality and neuropsychiatric traits: what genetics can tell about ourselves?

Valerio Napolioni

Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? This is not only the title of a famous Gaugin’s painting. Everyone, soon or later, will ask her/himself these three fundamental questions. Human characteristics are the product of gene-culture coevolution, which is an evolutionary dynamic involving the interaction of genes and culture over long time periods. I will illustrate the case of the immune-gene-behavioral system as an important driver of gene-culture coevolution.