John Damien Lecture 2017

Join us on campus at the University of Stirling as Professor John O'Keefe delivers our 2017 John Damien Lecture.

John Damien Lecture 2017

About John Damien Lecture 2017

Join us on campus as Professor John O'Keefe delivers our 2017 John Damien Lecture.

Venue: Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling

Abstract
An abstract will be available nearer the event date.

The Speaker
Professor John O'Keefe of University College London's School of Life and Medical Sciences won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 for discovering an ‘inner GPS’ in the brain.

Throughout his career, O'Keefe has studied the hippocampus and its role in spatial memory and navigation, the loss of which is prominent in disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. His research has shown how networks of hippocampal neurons are involved in determining an animal’s location in the environment.

Born in New York City, John O'Keefe received a bachelor's degree from the City College of New York. He went on to study for his doctoral degree in physiological psychology with Ronald Melzack in Donald O. Hebb's department at McGill University in Montreal, awarded in 1967. He then worked as a US National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellow at University College London in the laboratory of Patrick Wall.

He is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at University College London. In June 2013 he was appointed as the Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits & Behaviour at UCL.

Registration
This lecture is free to attend and is open to all but we do ask that you please register online in advance here

Further information
If you require any further information, please contact the University's Events Team at events@stir.ac.uk.

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