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Stephen M. Schuetze Memorial Lecture
Event Date: 10.3.2005
Day: Monday
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Davis Auditorium, 412 Schapiro Center
Event Type: Departmental

The Fifteenth Annual
Stephen M. Schuetze Memorial Lecture

 To be presented by

 Liqun Luo, PH.D.

"Exploring Neural Circuits Using Genetic Mosaics in Flies and Mice"


Monday, October 3, 2005



Davis Auditorium

Room 412 Schapiro Center (CESPR)

 Host: Dr. Rafa Yuste

There will be a reception following the lecture in Fairchild Center, Room 1000

Liqun Luo

Dr. Luo grew up in Shanghai, China, and earned his bachelor's degree in molecular biology from the University of Science and Technology of China.  After obtaining his Ph.D. in Brandeis University, and postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Luo started his own lab in the Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University in December, 1996.  Together with his postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, Dr. Luo studies the logic of brain wiring using genetic tools.  They have developed a mosaic marking system and used it to study how signals are transduced from cell surface receptors to the cytoskeleton, how neuronal processes are pruned, and how neural circuits are organized and built.  Dr. Luo is currently a Professor of Biological Sciences and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  Dr. Luo teaches to Stanford undergraduate and graduate students “Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology” and “Exploring Neural Circuits.”