Victor M. Bearg Neuroscience Lecture Series
The Victor M. Bearg neuroscience lecture series is sponsored by Victor M. Bearg ('64), a Mellon College of Science graduate in physics. Mr. Bearg has generously endowed this Neuroscience Institute speaker series to bring dynamic lecturers to our community.
Editing neural circuits using engineered synaptic bypasses
For decades, psychiatrists have focused on changes in brain chemistry as the underlying cause of mental illness. But the brain is both chemistry and electricity. This talk will explore a future in which psychiatric illness is diagnosed by measuring and mapping changes in electrical impulses in the brain, and treated by editing neural circuits to correct the flow of electricity within and across brain regions.
October 28, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EST
Kafui Dzirasa, M.D. Ph.D.
K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor
Laboratory for Psychiatric Neuroengineering, Principle Investigator
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Departments of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Neurosurgery
Center for Neuroengineering
Duke University Medical Center
Elizabeth Ransey, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Laboratory for Psychiatric Neuroengineering, Senior Investigator
Professor, Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University
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