PBS is delighted to be hosting Dr. Thomas Wolbers this summer as part of the Harris German Visiting Professorship Program!
As part of the program, Dr. Wolbers will be holding a special campus-wide talk on Thursday, August 11th from 12:00 to 1:00pm. The talk will be held on Zoom and are all welcome to attend. Please feel free to share this notice with anyone who may be interested!
Title: Spatial Navigation – a Unique Window into Mechanisms of Aging and Dementia
Thursday, August 11th – 12:00pm
Zoom Link: https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/98035649964?pwd=MEowWkxqZzFpbFBCWjc0Q1ptRWh6Zz09
Meeting ID: 980 3564 9964
Prof. Dr. Thomas Wolbers
Aging, Cognition & Technology Group
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
University of Magdeburg, Germany
Thomas Wolbers received his degree in Psychology from the University of Hamburg in 1999, followed by a PhD at the Department of Systems Neuroscience. For his postdoctoral training at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), he received a Marie Curie fellowship from the EU. His work at UCSB focused on the neuronal foundations of navigational processing, for which he was awarded the prestigious Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award. In 2009, he took a position as Senior Lecturer at the renowned Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems at the University of Edinburgh, headed by Prof. Richard Morris. In addition, he was a member of the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, which promoted his research on age-related changes in navigational abilities.
Since June 2012, he is a Professor for Ageing & Cognition at the DZNE in Magdeburg. His research program aims to characterize mechanisms of normal and pathological aging in those brain structures that are key for spatial navigation. Furthermore, he conducts intervention studies to probe the plasticity of these structures in old age and to evaluate the efficacy of novel therapeutic approaches.