MAR 18, 2015 9:00 AM PDT

Special Lecturer - DREADD2.0: an Enhanced Chemogenetic Toolkit

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  • Director, NIMH Psychoactive Drug Screening Program, Michael Hooker Chair Protein Therapeutics , Professor of Pharmacology, UNC Chapel Hill Medical School Chapel Hill
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Abstract

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative has the ambitious goal of elucidating how neuronal ensembles interactively encode higher brain processes. To accomplish this goal, new and improved methods for both recording and manipulating neuronal activity will be needed. In this thal, I will focus on technologies for manipulating neuronal activity. In particular I will present an enhanced chemogenetic toolbox that allows non-invasive, multiplexed spatiotemporal control of neuronal activity in domains ranging from single synapses to ensembles of neurons.


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MAR 18, 2015 9:00 AM PDT

Special Lecturer - DREADD2.0: an Enhanced Chemogenetic Toolkit



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