WHO:
Pat Levitt, Ph.D., is USC’s director of the Zilkha Neurogenetics Institute and chair of the Department of Cell and Neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine. Levitt held faculty positions at Vanderbilt University and the University of Pittsburgh, and wrote more than 200 articles that appear in peer-reviewed journals. Levitt and his team of investigators are interested in understanding the molecular and genetic underpinnings of various neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and schizophrenia.

WHAT:
Levitt will present his lecture “Leveraging an Integrated Science of Early Brain and Child Development: Strengthening the Foundations of Health, Learning, and Behavior,” which focuses on the role of brain research in developing public policy.

Levitt’s lecture is part of Azusa Pacific University's first celebration of Brain Awareness Week (BAW). BAW is a global initiative aimed at advancing public awareness of the brain and neuroscience research. APU is hosting a series of three lectures by noted neuroscientists, all geared toward non-scientific audiences. Each lecture includes a question-and-answer session with the speaker.

WHEN:
Wed., March 14, 2012
4:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Darling Library Rotunda
West Campus
701 E. Foothill Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702