The College of Staten Island and the Institute for Basic Research host their annual Colloquium Series on Current Topics in Developmental Disabilities.

This year’s topic highlights include presentation on the Introduction to Adolescence, Taste and Food Preference, and Ethics and Basic Research.

Monday, November 27
Sonia Ragir, Ph.D., Professor, CSI, Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Behavior of Twins

Monday, December 11
Anthony Sclafani, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Brooklyn College of CUNY
How Sweet It Is! Mouth and Gut Taste Receptors Determining Food Preferences

Monday, December 18
Miwa Koizumi in collaboration with Marco Scoffier, Studio at 35 Claver Place, Brooklyn, NY
Food Art Interpreted through the Taste Experience

Monday, January 8
Julia Currie, Ph.D., Head, Bioinformatics Resources, Institute for Basic Research
Revisiting Ethics: Finding Middle Ground

Monday, January 29
Daryl Spinner, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Dept. of Biochemistry, Institute for Basic Research
Innate Immunity and Therapies for Neurodegenerative Diseases

The series is presented by the CSI/IBR Center for Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities. Each day’s event begins with light refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and the presentation at10 a.m. at College of Staten Island’s Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences buingldin (6S) at 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY. For additional information, contact Diane Cocozza, Executive Assistant, CSI/IBR Center for Developmental Neuroscience, at (718) 982-3950.