Silvia Arber - Circuits for body movements

Stanford Neurosciences Building
290 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Gunn Rotunda (E241)
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Shooter Lecture

Hosted by the Department of Neurobiology

Circuits for body movements


Movement is the behavioral output of the nervous system. This lecture will focus on recent work elucidating the organization and function of neuronal circuits central to the regulation of distinct forms of body movements, including locomotion and skilled forelimb movements. It will show that dedicated circuit modules in different regions of the brainstem and their interactions within the motor system play key roles in the generation of diverse actions.

Silvia Arber

Biozentrum, University of Basel

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Silvia Arber is a Swiss neuroscientist holding a Full Professor position at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and a Senior Group leader appointment at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, in Basel, Switzerland. She is recognized for her work on the organization and function of neuronal circuits controlling movement. Arber received her PhD from the University of Basel (1996) and carried out her postdoctoral work at Columbia University in New York (1996-2000). She received numerous prizes and honors, including most recently the Brain Prize from the Lundbeck Foundation (2022), and being elected international member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).


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