The Dynamic Childhood Brain: Preparing for a Lifetime

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Place: 1230 York Avenue at 66th Street
Registration: 5:30 p.m.   Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall
Program: 6:00 p.m.   The Rockefeller University

Hatten During embryonic development, the human brain literally grows by leaps and bounds as new neurons emerge and migrate to their proper destinations. On November 15th, Rockefeller University neuroscientist Mary Beth Hatten will describe this dynamic period of transformation and also discuss abnormalities in early development that may play a role in learning disabilities, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and some forms of childhood epilepsy.

The Rockefeller University’s new president, distinguished neuroscientist Marc Tessier-Lavigne, will host this event. Dr. Tessier-Lavigne came to the University in March 2011 from the biotech firm Genentech, where he was vice president for research and chief scientific officer.

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Parents & Science events bring together Rockefeller’s distinguished scientists and other leading authorities to provide insights on topics relevant to the care and nurturing of children, from infancy through adolescence.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Erika Layfield at (212) 327-7434 or

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

Parents & Science
Faculty Advisor

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Parents & Science Leadership


Daniella Lipper Coules
Talbott Simonds

Steering Committee

Rebecca Anikstein
John Bernstein
Charles W. Caulkins
Karen de Saint Phalle
Blair Pillsbury Enders
Wendy Ettinger
Kathy Heinzelman
Tania Neild, Ph.D.
Ilona Nemeth
Marean Pompidou
Courtney Smith Rae
Loli Echavarria Roosevelt
Kimberly Kravis Schulhof
Roxy Zajac

Scientific Advisory Council

Evelyn Attia, M.D.
BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Myron Hofer, M.D.
Ilene Sackler Lefcourt
Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D.
Richard Nisbett, Ph.D.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

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