The Helix Center


Established 2012
Edward Nersessian, M.D.
Director
Robert Penzer, M.D.
Associate Director

The Helix Center for Interdisciplinary Investigation

The mission of The Helix Center is to draw together leaders from distinct spheres of knowledge in the arts and sciences for interdisciplinary roundtables, the unique format of which potentiates new ideas, new questions, and facilitates emergent creative qualities of the mind which are less possible in conventional collaborations. 

The Helix Center website engages an international community in live webcasts and continuing discussions arising from each roundtable. The Helix Center also provides educational outreach through poetry discussions and music programs made available to teachers and schools. 

Learn more about The Helix Center: www.thehelixcenter.org

Board of Overseers

Theodore Dimon, Chair
Tony Low-Beer, Ph.D.
Antonio Beltramini, M.D.
Antonio Maggliocco, J.D.
Edward Nersessian, M.D., ex officio
Robert Penzer, M.D., ex officio
Albert Sax, M.D.

Executive Committee

Edward Nersessian, M.D., Director
Robert Penzer, M.D., Associate Director
Phillip Blumberg, Ph.D
Themis Dimon
Elizabeth Haase, M.D.
Anne-Marie Levine
Ann-Louise Lipman
Carla Solomon, Ph.D.

Poetry Committee

David Pollens, Ph.D., Chair
Patricia Brody
Heather Dubrow
Rachel Hadas
Anne-Marie Levine
Polly Rosenwaike

Film Program

Matthew von Unwerth, Coordinator
Director, Abraham A. Brill Library

Board of Advisors

Cristina Alberini, Ph.D.
Mark Alford, Ph.D.
Francois Ansermet, M.D.
Elizabeth Auchincloss, M.D.
Akeel Bilgrami, Ph.D.
Alberto Bisin, Ph.D.
Ned Block, Ph.D.
Greg Calbi
Thomas Carew, Ph.D.
C. Sue Carter, Ph.D.
Anne Cattaneo
David Chalmers, Ph.D.
Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Heather Dubrow, Ph.D.
Annaik Feve, M.D., Ph.D.
Stuart Firestein, Ph.D.
Robert H. Frank, Ph.D.
David Freedberg, Ph.D.
Serge Frisch, M.D.
Paul Fry, Ph.D.
Vittorio Gallese, M.D.
Rebecca Goldstein, Ph.D.
Anne Harrington, Ph.D.
Piet Hut, Ph.D.
Chris Impey, Ph.D.
Ioannis Karatzas, Ph.D.
Joseph Kohn, Ph.D.
Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D.
Peter Loewenberg, Ph.D.
Pierre Magistretti, M.D., Ph.D.
Tim Maudlin, Ph.D.
Barry Mazur, Ph.D.
Grace Dane Mazur, M.F.A.
Patrick Miller, M.D.
Jeffrey Miron, Ph.D.
Mark Mitton
Edward Nelson, Ph.D.
Mark Norell, Ph.D.
Nils Norén
Tristan Perich
Bridgette Peucker, Ph.D.
Donald Pfaff, Ph.D.
Stephen Porges, Ph.D.
Roger Rahtz, M.D.
Diana Reiss, Ph.D.
Harvey Rich, M.D.
Arnold Richards, M.D.
Carol Rovane, Ph.D
Eva Schmid-Gloor, M.D.
Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, Ph.D.
Paul Steinhardt, Ph.D.
Tyler Volk, Ph.D.
Steven Wein, M.D.
Richard Weiss, M.D.
Joan Williams, J.D.


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