Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

"Specification of neuron type: from transcription to wiring"

When: Friday, September 29, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Ward Building, 5-230, 303 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Donna Daviston   312.503.1687

Group: Department of Physiology Seminars

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The department of Physiology welcomes Adrian Moore, Ph.D., Team Leader, with the laboratory for Genetic Control of Neuronal Architecture at RIKEN Brain Science Institute


Nervous system function is dependent upon carefully organized and intricate circuit architectures that are in turn assembled from a wide variety of neuron classes. Even small alterations in neuron differentiation pathways can disrupt subsequent circuit organization, and catalyze the genesis of neurological disorders that cause exceptional individual suffering. What happens in a newly formed neuron to select and guide neuron class-specific differentiation? How are the transcriptional controls over neuron-differentiation processes translated into neuron class-specific morphologies and physiologies?

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