Health and Physical Activity Lecture (pair of tennis shoes)

Practical Neuroscience for Everyday Life

October 9, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Harris Hall auditorium

Speaker: Dr. Wendy Suzuki
Professor of Neural Science and Psychology
Center for Neural Science at New York University

Dr. Wendy Suzuki received her undergraduate degree in physiology and human anatomy at the University of California-Berkeley studying with Prof. Marion C. Diamond, a leader in the field of brain plasticity. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in neuroscience from U.C. San Diego and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Health before accepting her faculty position at New York University in 1998.

Her major research interest continues to be brain plasticity. She is best known for her extensive work studying areas in the brain critical for our ability to form and retain new long-term memories. More recently, her work has focused on understanding how aerobic exercise can be used to improve learning, memory and higher cognitive abilities in humans.

Sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences as part of the Health and Physical Activity Lecture Series

For more information, contact Lee Franco at francorl@vcu.edu or (804) 827-9348.