Charles Gilbert on Meetings Courses and Symposia
  Charles Gilbert     Biography    
Recorded: 08 Sep 1999

I had a lot of contact with Cold Spring Harbor over the years. It’s really one of the major focal points for science in this country and there are a lot of ways in which scientists like myself continue to have contact with Cold Spring Harbor over the years. So I’ve been involved in teaching very many courses that have been offered by various people. So I’m frequently invited to give lectures at Cold Spring Harbor during the summer. There have been a lot of meetings that I’ve attended at Cold Spring Harbor and [I’ve] talked at several Cold Spring Harbor Symposia.

And there are less—there are sorts of associations with Cold Spring Harbor I do—some advisory work with the foundation, the Klinginstein Foundation, which holds semi-annual meetings at Cold Spring Harbor.

So there’s almost, I’d say, two or three times a year I do something at Cold Spring Harbor. It’s sort of a constant returning point throughout my scientific career.

Charles Gilbert is a Head of Laboratory of Neurobiology at Rockefeller University and Arthur and Janet Ross Professor of Neuroscience at The Rockefeller University. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D from Harvard University. In 1993 he joined Rockefeller University as assistant professor and head of laboratory. In 1985 he became associate professor and professor in 1991.

Gilbert's research focus on the brain mechanisms of visual perception and learning, including the specific role of the brain’s primary visual cortex in analyzing visual images and in processing visual memory.

He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Posit Science Corporation and member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received the W. Alden Spencer Award from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.