The Swartz Foundation presents
an exploration into the far reaches
of the human mind with:
Michael Wigler, PhD
Professor of Genetics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Considering the Genetics of Cognitive Function
through the Prism of Autism
Michael Wigler has been a trailblazer in the field of biomedical research, including human genetic disorders, population genetics and cancer genomics, and his contributions to the field of mammalian genetics have led to medicinal breakthroughs in the treatment of strokes, heart disease and cancer. Wigler's work on mammalian cell gene transfer is nothing short of groundbreakingówith several major scientific discoveries occurring behind the walls of CSHL, where he has been since 1979. Wigler remains on the forefront of molecular cancer research, unraveling the mysteries of the genetic mutations driving the evolution of cancer cells and those that underlie genetic diseases, such as autism, and discovering new disease-causing genes.
Monday, April 1, 2013
4:30 pm, Staller Center Main Stage, Stony Brook University
Reception follows the lecture in the Staller Art Gallery.
Please call (631) 632-7238 for a disability-related accommodation.
Wheelchair space in the theater is limited. Please arrive early for the best seating.
FREE PRESENTATION INTENDED FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE