Oct 16 2019

Annual Christopher Comer Undergraduate Neuroscience Seminar: What can we really learn about the human brain from birds and mice? by Michael Long, NYU School of Medicine

October 16, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Student Center East, Room 302


750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607

Host: Thomas Park

You are invited to attend the 12th Annual Christopher Comer Undergraduate Neuroscience Seminar by Dr. Michael Long, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Associate Director, Research, Neuroscience Institute, New York University School of Medicine.

Michael Long studies the neural circuits that underlie complex behavior. He trained with Barry Connors (Brown University) and Michale Fee (MIT). His laboratory examines brain networks during the perception or production of skilled movements (often vocalizations) with a special interest in understanding the cellular and network properties that contribute to these behaviors.

Lab website

Abstract: This lecture will describe my journey to understand the brain mechanisms that give rise to human speech and how we made progress by studying a variety of animal species and verifying our findings in a clinical setting. This approach has given rise to a new method for keeping neurosurgical patients protected during delicate procedures as well as a potential new target for therapeutic intervention in communication disorders.


Suzanne Harrison

Date posted

May 2, 2019

Date updated

Oct 9, 2019