A Morning Chat with Marie Benedict & Dr. Lise Eliot

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Be a part of an intimate, continued conversation between the author of "Her Hidden Genius," Marie Benedict, and Dr. Lise Eliot, Professor of Neuroscience at Rosalind Franklin University (RFU). Their discussion will bridge themes of women in science, leadership, and bringing stories to life that transcend time and place. Q&A and book signing to follow. Copies of the novel will be available to purchase for $30 (cash only).

Although Rosalind Franklin's niece and namesake is no longer able to participate in this event, we look forward to the addition of Dr. Lise Eliot. Lise Eliot is Professor of Neuroscience and Executive Chair of the Department of Foundational Sciences and Humanities at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University. Her research centers on brain and gender development, especially the role of neuroplasticity in translating sociocultural experience into neural circuitry. She received a B.A. in History & Science from Harvard, a Ph.D. in Cellular Physiology & Biophysics from Columbia, and completed post-doctoral research at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Eliot's research has ranged from cellular neurophysiology to meta-analyses of brain sex difference and includes two highly-praised books, "What's Going On in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life" (Bantam), and "Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

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This event is part of Lake Forest Reads, our One Book, One Community program. To learn more, visit our Lake Forest Reads page.


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Support for this event is provided by the Friends of Lake Forest Library.