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André Fenton

Neuroscientist, Biomedical Engineer, Entrepreneur

André Fenton is a recognized neuroscientist, biomedical engineer and entrepreneur working on three related problems: how brains store information in memory; how brains coordinate knowledge to selectively activate relevant information and suppress irrelevant information; and how to record electrical activity from brain cells in freely-moving subjects. His lab recordings of electrical brain activity are elucidating the physiology of cognitive control and cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. Dr. Fenton is a Professor at the Center for Neural Science at New York University. He founded Bio-Signal Group Corp., to develop brain-recording technology for medical applications that include enabling the rapid assessment of a patient’s functional brain state for emergency medicine. Dr. Fenton and colleagues identified PKMzeta as the first molecule that maintains the persistence of memories in the brain, a discovery recognized by Science Magazine as one of the 10 most important breakthroughs in all of science and technology published in 2006.

Past Programs Featuring André Fenton

Saturday, June 5, 2010 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm