Behavioral Neuroscience hosts speaker Michael S. Fanselow, Ph.D., May 21

The Department of Behavioral Neuroscience continues its Joseph D. Matarazzo Lecture Series this spring with visiting scientist Michael S. Fanselow, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences UCLA Integrative Center for Learning & Memory. Dr. Fanselow will be discussing, “Neural Circuits that put Fear into Context,” which will explore the nature and function of fear, in particular, how fear is learned and how memories of that fear are stored in the brain.

Dr. Fanselow will be presenting Monday, May 21, 2012 in the Joseph Vey Conference Center of the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital from 2-3 p.m. to be followed by a reception with drinks and hor d’oeuvres. RSVP is encouraged and appreciated. To RSVP or for more information: contact Nicole Ernst at 503 494-9708.

About Dr. Fanselow

Michael S. Fanselow has held academic appointments at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute and Dartmouth College before coming to UCLA in 1987. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and received the Edwin B Newman Award for Excellence in Research for his dissertation work there. He has also received the Early Career Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, the D. O. Hebb Award from the American Psychological Association, the Troland Award from the National Academy of Science, and is a member of the honorary Society of Experimental Psychologists. He was elected President of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology and President of the Pavlovian Society.