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Juan Song, PhD for Pharmacology’s Seminar Series
April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Juan Song, PhD, Associate Professor & Jeffrey Houpt Distinguished Investigator for the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience Center will present talk title “A hypothalamic boost of hippocampal neurogenesis and its functional implication in health and disease” for the Pharmacology Seminar hosted by Henrik Dohlman, PhD.
Dr. Song’s research is focused on understanding the mechanisms that regulate neural circuit organization and function during neurogenesis (the birth of new neurons) in an area of the brain that is critical to memory formation (the adult hippocampus). Using a combination of sophisticated tools – including neuronal stem cells, electrophysiology and optogenetics – her group is unravelling the neuronal circuitry and signaling mechanisms that regulate neurogenesis. In addition, she is investigating how circuit- and behavior-level information-processing properties are remodeled, through the integration of new neurons into existing neuronal circuits. In this way, Dr. Song is addressing some of the most fundamentally important questions in brain development.
Attend Dr. Song’s seminar presentation on Tuesday, April 4th in 1131 Bioinformatics.
Zoom details are available upon request. Email Mimi Le at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 3rd.
130 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514