9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
8th Annual BRAIN Meeting Day 2 Welcome and Plenary Introduction
Dr. John Ngai
Plenary: Rewiring Neural Circuits in Health and Disease
Dr. Kafui Dzirasa
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center
The coordination of activity between brain cells is a key determinant of neural circuit function; nevertheless, approaches that selectively regulate communication between two distinct cellular components of a circuit, while leaving the activity of the presynaptic brain cell undisturbed remain sparse. To address this gap, we developed a novel class of electrical synapses. We then validated these electrical synapses in vivo using C. elegans, and deployed them in mice to modify emotional behavior.
Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo & Video Contest Winners Announcement
Join Dr. John Ngai after the Plenary as he announces the top three photos and top three videos as part of the annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting.