Talk will be followed by Artichoke Basille pizza and refreshments in Stanley Hall.
Marla Feller is a Professor at UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology Department where she is the Head of the Neurobiology Division and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Feller received an AB in Physics in 1985 and a Ph. D. in Physics in 1992, both from UC Berkeley. Dr. Feller transitioned into the field of Neurobiology across two post-doctoral positions, the first at AT&T Bell Laboratories with David Tank and the second at UC Berkeley with Carla Shatz. Dr. Fellers first academic position was as an intramural scientist at NIH. She then moved to UC San Diego in 2000 where she received tenure. Dr. Feller moved to UC Berkeley in 2008. Dr. Fellers research program is focused on the mechanisms that underlie the development of functional neuronal circuits in the retina.