Welcome and Plenary: Rewiring Neural Circuits in Health and Disease
Date & Time
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D.

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.

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