Cristina Alberini

Professor Cristina Alberini received her PhD in Immunological Sciences from the University of Genoa (Italy), and then trained in neurobiology as a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University. From 1997-2000 she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University and then Associate and Full Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York from 2001 to 2011.  In 2011 she joined the Center for Neural Science at New York University where she is currently a Professor in Neuroscience.

Prof. Alberini’s research focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the stabilization, storage and strengthening of long-term memories, as well as memory retrieval and reconsolidation. Her studies target different ages of the lifespan and different cell types. The results of her studies provide information for improving brain functions and developing potential therapeutics against cognitive impairments and psychopathologies. Prof. Alberini received the Hirschl-Weill Career Scientist Award, NARSAD Independent Investigator Award, Golgi Medal, Athena Award, MERIT Award and the 2018 Jacob K. Javits NYU Award.

 

 

Title of talk: 
Role of IGF-2 in memory consolidation and neurodevelopmental disorders    

Prof. Cristina Alberini, New York University

Affiliation:

New York University

Cristina Alberini Lab