Physiology and Biophysics

Seminar Series

Jun
2
Thu
2022
SHAC seminar co-host with Bloedel “One receptor, two surprises”
Jun 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
HOLDING – co-host with Bloedel SHACS series

One receptor, two surprises: unexpected mGluR-mediated neuromodulation in sound localization circuits

Yong Lu, PhD

Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
College of Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Abstract: Neuromodulation affects brain function and development. We investigated neuromodulation mediated by group I metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluR I) in the brainstem sound localization circuits. Activation of mGluR I exerts differential modulation of synaptic transmission depending on the transmitter type and its release mode. Furthermore, the modulation generates temporally patterned spontaneous synaptic responses, implying a potential central mechanism underlying the spontaneous activity necessary for the development of the sound localization circuits. website: https://www.neomed.edu/directory-profile/lu-yong-138787/
Jun
23
Thu
2022
Tatiana Engel (Cold Spring Harbor)
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Identifying mechanisms of cognitive computations from spikes

Tatiana Engel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  website: https://www.cshl.edu/research/faculty-staff/tatiana-engel/