2016 Annual Community LuncheonLudeman Center Nov 1, 2016
This year's luncheon was a tremendous success, and we enjoyed the company of Dr. Kerry Hildreth, one of the CWHR's Junior Faculty Researchers, as well as Dr. Larry Cahill, our keynote speaker. See below for a synopsis of their talks.
Keynote Speaker Dr. Larry Cahill
How Sex Differences Influence the Brain and Body: An Issue Whose Time Has Come
Watch the luncheon video
Dr. Larry Cahill is a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California, Irvine.
He first became interested in brain and memory as an undergraduate at Northwestern University. After working for two years at Searle Drug Company in Illinois on memory enhancing drugs, he earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California at Irvine in 1990, then conducted post-doctoral research in Germany for 2 years. He returned to UC Irvine to extend his research to studies of human subjects, and he uses neuropharmacological, neuropsychological, and brain imaging approaches in these studies. The Cahill laboratory’s work has led to discoveries about the profoundly important issue of sex influences on emotional memory and on brain function.
Dr. Cahill is a long-standing leader in the area of brain and memory, and more recently has become one of the most influential leaders on the topic of sex influences on the brain. He is an internationally regarded, dynamic speaker, whose work has been highlighted extensively in the press, including in the New York Times, London Times, Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, PBS, and 60 Minutes.