President, Marc Tessier-Lavigne introduces the program
President, Marc Tessier-Lavigne introduces the program


Over 200 guests attended the Fall Parents & Science Program—The Dynamic Childhood Brain: Preparing for a Lifetime—held at The Rockefeller University on November 15, 2011.  The lecture featured Mary E. Hatten, Ph.D., the University's Frederick P. Rose Professor and head of the Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology.  After giving an overview of early brain development, Dr. Hatten described how her research into the genetics of neuron organization is shedding light on a range of conditions that arise in childhood, including autism and learning disabilities. A fascinating Q&A session with the audience followed.

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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