08 FEBRUARY 2017 / SNF Brain Insight Lecture at The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University by Dr. Frances Champagne

On Wednesday, February 8th, Columbia University’s Frances Champagne, PhD, discussed how genetic and environmental factors can impact the developing brain, influence an individual’s behavior into adulthood and have a lasting effect for generations to come.

Brain development is a dynamic process that reflects the complex interplay between genes and the environment. Research has shown that experiences during childhood can have a profound effect on brain development, with long-term implications for behavior and mental health. At Columbia, Dr. Champagne explores the molecular mechanisms through which the environment can achieve such lasting effects.

Dr. Champagne is associate professor and vice chair in the department of psychology at Columbia University, a faculty member of the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) and a Sackler Scientist within the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology. 

This talk is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series, offered free to the public to enhance understanding of the biology of the mind and the complexity of human behavior. The lectures are hosted by Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.