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Ron Davis, PhD
You Must Remember This: The Principles of Memory Formation
Professor and Chair of the Scripps Research Institute Department of Neuroscience, Jupiter, Florida
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
A public reception will precede this event in the VTC Cafe at 4:30 until 5:15 p.m. A shuttle van to Roanoke will depart from Blacksburg in front of Burruss Hall at 4:30, leaving Roanoke at 6:45 p.m.
One of the nation’s leading experts on the molecular biology of learning and memory, Ron Davis, PhD, will deliver a public lecture on how the brain forms, stores, and retrieves memories.
About the Speaker:
Ron Davis, PhD, is chair of neuroscience at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida, where his research has broad implications for many psychiatric and neurological diseases, including schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and mood disorders. Among his notable findings was the codiscovery of a specific genetic mutation that impairs learning and memory. Davis is a former vice chair of research in the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also directed the Center for Memory and Learning. Davis earned his doctorate in genetics from the University of California, Davis. He has received numerous awards for his pioneering research.