Viral-Genetic Dissection of the Midbrain Dopamine System

Start Date & Time: 
Thursday, 22 February, 2018 - 12:30
End Date & Time: 
Thursday, 22 February, 2018 - 13:30
Venue: 

Meeting room 7C
Level 7

Speaker: 
Speaker Details: 

Dr Kevin Beier
Instructor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University

Synopsis: 

Dysfunction in neuromodulatory systems underlies many neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. However, it is not clear how neurons releasing these neurotransmitters are controlled to promote specific behavioral outcomes in normal or pathological states, and how experience modulates their release. Concentrating on dopaminergic neurons in the ventral tegmental area, I will discuss my work to elucidate the structure of midbrain dopamine circuits as relates to their function.

Host: 

Prof Zhang Su-Chun
Programme Director
NBD

Other Information: 

Pizza will be served