Upcoming Seminar

Speaker

Dong Wang
Drexel University

Title

Neural circuit dynamics underlying memory formation

Abstract

We employ a multi-disciplinary approach including optogenetics, in vivo electrophysiology and in vivo calcium imaging techniques to investigate the neural ensemble dynamics underlying learning and memory consolidation. In particular, we focus on the circuitry of the hippocampus and anatomically connected regions in learning and memory processes, and how alterations in these connections affect behavior. We also aim to discover ways by which learning and memory can be enhanced or weakened, and to develop innovative therapies for treatment of memory disorders such as amnesia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Host

Dr. Hongbing Wang

Location

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 12:30pm

1425 BPS, East Lansing

 

This seminar is also available for viewing in 1102 A&B Grand Rapids Research Center