Neurobiology Invited Seminar Series

April 14, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Gina Turrigiano; hosted by Divya Subramanian
Gina Turrigiano

Gina Turrigiano studies mechanisms of homeostatic synaptic plasticity and the role of these stabilizing mechanisms in the development and function of the cortex. Her work has been instrumental in demonstrating the existance of "self-tuning" mechanisms that allow neurons and circuits to adjust their excitability to prevent states of hyper- or hypoexcitability that underlie brain disorders such as epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders.