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Neural Circuit Mechanisms of Emotional and Social Processing​ - BBS Colloquium

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Colloquium Series

Speaker: Kay Tye, PhD
Salk Institute

Title: Neural Circuit Mechanisms of Emotional and Social Processing​

Kay M. Tye is a Professor and Wylie Vale Chair of the Systems Neuroscience Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  Her research program is focused on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms underlying social and emotional processes at the circuit, cellular and synaptic levels, particularly those relevant to psychiatric disease.

Professor Tye was born in Ithaca, New York on July 27, 1981 and graduated from Ithaca High School in 1999.  Her professional training began at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she graduated with a major in Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 2003.  After taking a year off to travel, she earned her PhD at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2008, and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University from 2009-2011.  She then became an Assistant Professor at MIT in 2012, and was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2018.  She then moved her laboratory to the Salk Institute in 2019.

Professor Tye has been recognized with a number of prestigious research awards including the NIH Director's New Innovator Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award, Technology Review's Top 35 Innovators under 35, and the NIH Director's Pioneer Award.  She has also been recognized with a number of awards for mentoring at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral level.  Further, she is committed to outreach, promoting diversity and inclusion in science.

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences welcomes you to attend the BBS talks online.

Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and grow professionally by hearing these experts in their fields.

Join the talk on Webex at 12:00pm on Nov. 6, 2020.
Meeting number: (145 099 2864)
Password: (ptHsPJm8X45) (78477568 from phones)

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Friday, November 6 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

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Lectures & Workshops

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Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students




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