World renowned neuroscientist to give keynote address at Founder’s Research Day

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Bruce McEwen, professor of neuroscience at Rockefeller University, will present the keynote lecture, “Experience Shapes the Brain Across the Lifecourse: Towards a Scientific Basis of Policy and Practice” on April 25. McEwen’s lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Ruth Pike Auditorium, room 22, in the Biobehavioral Health Building on University Park campus.  The lecture is part of the Founder’s Endowment for Excellence and Innovation Research Day, hosted by the Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH) in the College of Health and Human Development (HHD). McEwen studies how stress affects the brain and body. His discovery of stress hormone receptors in the hippocampus was the gateway for discovering effects of circulating hormones on cognition, mood regulation and other functions. “One intent of the Founder’s Endowment…


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