Vidhya Rangaraju


Vidhya Rangaraju

How are memories stored in the brain? What fuels it?

Memory formation and retrieval are some of the most important cognitive abilities of the human brain. In this public lecture, you will learn about: What is the molecular equivalent of memory? How are new memories formed and stored? What provides energy to fuel the proper formation of memory? How does impairment of these processes lead to neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s?

Dr. Vidhya Rangaraju grew up in Chennai, India where she was introduced to the exciting world of science and research. She completed her PhD at Cornell University in New York where she studied the importance of the energy molecule ATP in neuronal function. She is currently a Postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and is looking forward to share some of her recent discoveries about memory and the brain with you.

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Organising committee

Dr. Or Shahar
Postdoc at the Schuman Department

Dr. Arjan Vink
Public Relations

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