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Neuroscience Seminar Series: "Visualizing drug actions on dendrites: From ketamine to psilocybin"

When: Friday, December 9, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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

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

Contact: Emily Larsen   (312) 503-1687

Group: Department of Neuroscience Seminars

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Numerous drugs have the ability to alter our perception, cognition, and mood. Some of these compounds, such as ketamine and serotonergic psychedelics, have also shown promise as treatments for depression. The behavioral effects are often long-lasting, presumably because the drugs act on synapses and dendrites to induce plasticity in the brain. In this talk, I will discuss my lab’s work on understanding the impact of psychoactive drugs on neurons and neural circuits in mice. Specifically, I will describe a series of studies using subcellular-resolution two-photon imaging and other techniques to dissect the effects of ketamine and psilocybin on the structure and function of dendrites.

Guest Speaker:

Alex Kwan, PhD
Associate Professor   
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University

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