Gordon Petty

VP, Late Night Science

Gordon is a PhD student in the Neurobiology & Behavior program at Columbia. He studies which regions of the brain allow us to pay attention to important sensations while ignoring things that are distracting. Gordon helps coordinate the Late-Night Science lecture series, in which students share their research with members of our local community. Each month he helps his fellow graduate students create a presentation on their research and invites members of the public to attend and learn about what we are studying here at Columbia. He also helps to coordinate laboratory tours to teach members of the public about the tools and techniques used in biological research.