wasserman_sNJWC 2018 Annual Dinner with Prof. Wasserman

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 6 PM

Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ

Sara Wasserman

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Research utilizes fruit flies and 'virtual-reality' flight simulators to investigate the neuronal mechanisms that permit the multi-sensory integration required to produce contextually appropriate behavior.

Learn more about Prof. Wasserman https://www.wellesley.edu/neuroscience/faculty/wasserman


Several neurological disorders such as ADHD, schizophrenia, autism and multisensory integration disorder are the result of missteps in multimodal integration, where individuals often have difficulty either identifying salient stimuli from background noise or assigning a value to a stimulus that leads to a maladaptive behavioral output. Although we and other organisms reply on constant integration and updating of our internal and external environment, we know little about the neuronal mechanisms that support this. The Wasserman lab is working to understand how compact neural circuits accomplish multimodal integration to drive contextually appropriate behavior to identify novel therapeutic targets to promote healthy brain function.
Professor Wasserman graduated from Wellesley College with a double major in Neuroscience and Theater Studies. As a graduate student in the Sengupta Lab at Brandeis University, she explored the genes, molecules, and neuronal circuits that drive behavior. She continued her training as postdoctoral fellow in the Frye Lab at UCLA where she explored the big picture question of trying to understand how the brain drives contextually appropriate behavior. More information about the Wasserman Lab can be found at: 

The New Jersey Wellesley Club will present its first Annual Dinner Awards to honor exceptional service by its members.

The recipient of the Legacy Award is Helen Demir ‘99 who has served as President of the New Jersey Wellesley Club for the past four years. Her enthusiasm for Wellesley and tireless dedication to the Club will be remembered for many years to come.

The recipient of the Humanitarian Award is Janet George Murnick ‘64. Her outreach events have touched many lives and have spread the Wellesley name throughout the greater community.

Congratulations to Helen Demir ‘99 and Janet George Murnick ‘64 on their invaluable contributions to Wellesley and the New Jersey Wellesley Club!

$115 Patrons (to defray costs of events for students & young alumnae) 
$80 non-dues-paying alumnae & guests 
$70 dues-paying alumnae & guests

$50 Students, Classes 2013-2017, and Classes 1958 & earlier & guests


RSVP by May 1st Questions? Funds available to support students and young alumnae to attend the dinner.  Call Helen Demir at  973-851-3594 for details. 



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By Check payable to “The New Jersey Wellesley Club” and send to

Sandra Haner
156 Effingham Place
Westfield, NJ  07090
cell: 908-403-8312

We hope to see you there!


Tuesday, 05/15/18 at 6:00pm - Tuesday at 9:00pm | iCal


Basking Ridge Country Club
185 Madisonville Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 United States

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Look Who's Coming:

Alexandra Haner
Won Hah
Christiana Brown
Lawrence Brown
Roxanna Tirado-Stone
Mei-Mei Tuan
Jane Susswein
Guest of Jane Susswein
Claire Yang
Hua Chen
Jun Yang
Cynthia Johnston
Randi Isaacs
Michael Zaidel
Lisa Bianco
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Tilly-Jo Emerson
Kristen Poppele
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Sarah Cerny
Deborah Ziwot
Abigail Christmann
Tina Cowles
Heewon Kwon
Nancy Choo
Laura Zinn Fromm
Karen Vrotsos
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Jean Crichton
Helen Parr
Nora Wong
Jasmine Lim
Nancy Choo
Catherine Garbor
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Cecile Seth
Karen Berman
Helen Demir
Edward C. Zonenberg
Edward J. Zonenberg
Mine Kos
Stephanie Zonenberg
Luis Zonenberg
Dan Zonenberg
Stanley Lacz
Mary Zonenberg
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