Free and open to the public.
Department of Biology
Beadle and Tatum Lecture
Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne is a world leader in the study of brain development and repair. His research has focused on the cause and treatment of degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, as well as on therapies for spinal cord injuries. His seminal discoveries in the biology of the nervous system revealed how neural circuits in the brain form during embryonic development.
Dr. Tessier-Lavigne has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Royal Society (UK) and The Royal Society of Canada.