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UNC Pharmacology Presents Vidita Vaidya, PhD, Hosted by Melissa Herman
October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Vidita Vaidya, Ph.D. is a Senior Professor and Chairperson in the department of Biological Sciences at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India. Dr. Vaidya and her lab have performed foundational studies on the neurobiology of emotion, specifically investigating the neurocircuitry regulating emotion and the mechanisms by which this circuitry is disrupted by life experiences, and pharmacological treatments including antidepressants. Dr. Vaidya’s work examines how changes in brain circuits form the basis of psychiatric disorders like depression and how early life experiences contribute to persistent alterations in behavior. One focus of her research is the role of the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor as a primary target of psychedelics and their effects on mood-related behavior, and how serotonergic signaling contributes the long-lasting consequences of early adversity.
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