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In Person Seminar: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms in Disrupted Motivation

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Mary Kay Lobo, Ph.D.

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Co-director, UMSOM Center for Substance Use in Pregnancy
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms in Disrupted Motivation

Date: March 17, 2023

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, Room G101A/B, 4 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, Virginia

Virtual attendance:  Join via Zoom.

About this Seminar

Dr. Lobo's research is focused on understanding cell subtype molecular mechanisms that underlie disrupted cellular and circuit outcomes in disrupted motivation across the lifespan. Her lab explores these mechanisms in preclinical models of substance use disorder and stress. The research team uses viral mediated gene targeting and transgenic mice to reverse these molecular adaptations in specific cell subtypes to improve cellular, circuit, and behavioral outcomes.

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and co-sponsored by the institute's Addiction Recovery Research Center and the Center for Health Behaviors Research. The Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series, which runs annually from September to May, has featured leading biomedical researchers from throughout the country since the program began in 2012. The lectures are also open to all members of the Virginia Tech community including graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and staff, as well as the public.

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