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In Person Seminar: Presynaptic Plasticity: Novel Functions and Mechanisms

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Pablo Castillo, M.D. Ph.D.

Pablo Castillo, M.D., Ph.D.

Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Harold and Muriel Block Chair Professor in Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar: Presynaptic Plasticity: Novel Functions and Mechanisms

Date: March 8, 2024

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

About this Seminar

Long-term synaptic plasticity (LTP/LTD) is critical for experience-induced neural adaptations in the brain. Synaptic plasticity is typically due to postsynaptic receptor modifications or changes in neurotransmitter release. Increasing evidence indicates that presynaptic plasticity is a potent regulator of neuronal circuits, underlies important forms of learning, and is implicated in several brain disorders. In this lecture, Castillo will discuss recent discoveries on molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying presynaptic plasticity in the rodent hippocampus. 

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and co-sponsored by the institute's Center for Neurobiology 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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