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March 2018 Late Night Science - "Synaptic Sanitation Workers: Breaking Down Waste To Keep Neurons Firing"



William Black Medical Research Building, 12th Floor Conference Room
650 West 168th Street Taub Conference Room, 12th Floor
10032 New York, NY
United States

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 Heard about brain science discoveries in the news? Ever wonder how science creates the headlines? Curious about how research happens at Columbia University Medical Center?

Here’s your chance for a behind-the-scenes introduction to how neuroscience research works. Bring your family and friends to Late Night Science, a seminar series with lab tours by graduate students of Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach (CUNO).


Late Night Science Schedule

Wiliam Black Medical Research Building, 12th Floor Taub Conference Room

650 W 168th Street

New York, NY 10032


6:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Synaptic Sanitation Workers: Breaking Down Waste To Keep Neurons Firing

Veronica Birdsall, PhD Candidate, Departments of Pathology & Neuroscience

Laboratory of Clarissa Waites


6:45 PM – 7:00 PM:     Q&A 

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM:     Lab Tour 


Light snacks and refreshment will be provided


If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Kaufman ( or Laura Long ( 

Reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Photo ID is required for entry.If there are no reservation spots available, you will be added to the waitlist.

Tickets are limited to three per person. If you would like to have a larger group attend our event, please contact Laura Long. 

Directions: Columbia University Medical Center is near the 168th station on the A, C or 1 ( The event is located in the William Black Medical Research Building in the Taub Conference Room on the 12th floorAll registered guests will be on a list with the security guard and volunteers downstairs will help direct you to the conference room. 

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the presentation.