Robert F. Furchgott Annual Visiting Professor Lecture: Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Kandel
On Wednesday, September 6 at 3:00 p.m. in BSB Lecture Hall 6, the Robert F. Furchgott Annual Visiting Professor Lecture featured Dr. Eric Kandel, 2000 Nobel Laureate and Professor at Columbia University. A packed auditorium coupled with Dr. Kandel’s jovial and engaging lecture style produced an exceptional event.
“Dr. Kandel’s research has been concerned with the molecular mechanisms of memory storage. He has been recognized with the Albert Lasker Award, the Heineken Award of the Netherlands, the Gairdner Award of Canada, the Harvey Prize and the Wolf Prize of Israel, the National Medal of Science USA and the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2000”
Dr. Kandel is currently a University Professor and the Director of Columbia’s Kavli Institute for Brain Science. Additionally, he is the Co-Director, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The Robert F. Furchgott Annual Visiting Professor Lecture highlighted some of his current research ““The Biology of Memory and Age-Related Memory Loss.” Dr. Kandel’s research uncovered increased bone density, higher osteocalcin hormone levels and increased RbAp48 protein in the Dentate Gyrus produces significant results in decreasing age-related memory loss.
“Get more exercise and drink more red wine, to decrease age-related memory loss.” -Dr. Eric Kandel