Neurobiology Invited Seminar

May 1, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Brenda Bloodgood; hosted by Anne West
Brenda Bloodgood

The goal of our lab is to understand how neuronal computations change in response to an animal's interactions with the environment.

From the moment an animal is born, its brain is working to extract information from its surroundings and initiate appropriate behavioral responses. This is done through the activity of excitatory and inhibitory neurons that are organized into synaptically connected circuits. Our lab is interested in understanding how experience, via the execution of activity-dependent gene expression, regulates the connectivity of inhibitory and excitatory neurons and how these processes relate to animal behavior and disease states.