Department of Neurobiology
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Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale University
The goal of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale University, endowed by the Kavli Foundation, is to understand how nerve cells and the circuits they form embody knowledge of the outside world, and how they combine that knowledge with past experience and future goals to foster behavior.
The Kavli Institute focuses on developing and applying innovative approaches to research, including the use of model systems, that have the capability of increasing our understanding of the human brain. A multidisciplinary research strategy, ranging from molecular genetics to behavior, is used to explore the development, cellular organization and function of the nervous system, which mediates perception, memory, language and thought.
The Kavli Prize
On September 9, the 2014 Kavli Prize Award Ceremony was held in Oslo, Norway. This year's Kavli Prizes in Neuroscience were awarded to Brenda Milner of the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University, John O’Keefe of University College London and Marcus E. Raichle of Washington University "for the discovery of specialized brain networks for memory and cognition."
Read a discussion with the 2014 Kavli Neuroscience Laureates about what led them to study memory and cognition—and the challenges they faced in getting their discoveries about the brain accepted.
Learn more about Yale's Kavli Neuroscience Prize Laureates: Pasko Rakic (2008) and James E. Rothman (2010).
Goldman-Rakic Lecture & Kavli Workshop
- Pasko Rakic, director of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, introduced the 2013 Goldman-Rakic NARSAD Distinguished Lecture. The event is named after his late wife, Patricia Goldman-Rakic, an eminent Yale neuroscientist, who is pictured in the slide.
- Deisseroth gave the Goldman-Rakic NARSAD Distinguished Lecture and described the development of a chemical-engineering technique, known as CLARITY, that renders intact brain tissue transparent.
- The 2013 Goldman-Rakic NARSAD prizewinner at dinner in New Haven, at the home of Pasko Rakic, director of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience.
- Members of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, along with Karl Deisseroth, 2013 Goldman-Rakic prizewinner, at dinner. They discussed President Obama's BRAIN Initiative, and how it is impacting the field of neuroscience.
- Neurobiologists Michael Crair, Gordon Shepherd and Nenad Sestan.
- Kavli Workshop presenter Vincent Pieribone, professor of cellular and molecular physiology and of neurobiology, and associate fellow at the John B. Pierce Laboratory, will be diving for bioluminescent marine species in the South Pacific this July.
- Left to right: Kavli Institute Steering Committee member Richard Lifton, chairman of the department of genetics, and Amy Arnsten, Kavli member and professor of neurobiology and of psychiatry.
- Kavli member Nenad Sestan, professor of neurobiology.
- Left to right: Kavli Institute member Anthony Koleske, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and of neurobiology, and Vincent Pieribone, professor of molecular and cellular physiology and of neurobiology.
- Kavli member Daeyeol Lee, professor in the departments of neurobiology and psychology.
- The 2014 Kavli Workshop on "Multineuronal Monitoring and Manipulation" was organized by David McCormick, vice-director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale.
- From left to right: Anthony Koleske, Vincent Pieribone and David McCormick, vice-director of the Kavli Institute. All three Yale neuroscientists presented at the 2014 Kavli Workshop on "Multineuronal Monitoring and Manipulation."