DR. KEVIN MITCHELL
My research is aimed at understanding the genetic program specifying the wiring of the brain and its relevance to variation in human faculties, especially to psychiatric and neurological disease and to perceptual conditions like synaesthesia.
My new book published in October 2018 is:
“INNATE – How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are” (Princeton University Press, 2018).
I am a graduate of the Genetics Department, Trinity College Dublin (B.A., Mod. 1991) and received my Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of California at Berkeley (1997), where I studied nervous system development with Prof. Corey Goodman.
I did postdoctoral research with Prof. William Skarnes at the University of California, Berkeley, and Prof. Marc Tessier-Lavigne at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University, using molecular genetics to study neural development in the mouse.
Since 2002 I have been on the faculty at Trinity College Dublin. I was an EMBO Young Investigator and was elected to Fellowship of Trinity College in 2009. From 2016 to 2018 I served as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Science Education and, since July 2018, am currently the Dean of Undergraduate Studies (The Senior Lecturer).
Salon London 23rd Oct 6.30 pm What Makes You You?
How To Academy, London 24th Oct 6.30pm How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are
The Royal Institution, London 25th Oct 7pm INNATE - How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are
Skeptics at the Castle, Cork 16th Nov 8pm Destiny and Chance - How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are
Smithsonian Associates, Washington, D.C. 27th Nov 6.45pm Wired That Way - the Origins of Human Nature
Rubin Museum of Art, New York 28th Nov 7.30pm GENETICS is KARMA, with Swami Sarvapriyananda