Guoping Feng, "Dissecting Synaptic and Circuitry Mechanisms of Psychiatric Disorders"

Mar 10, 2014 (Mon) | 4:00 PM -6:00 PM
393 Serra Mall, Herrin T-175 : Stanford, CA

Synaptic dysfunction has emerged as a key pathology in several psychiatric disorders. Recently, large scale human genetic studies have also identified hundreds of overlapping risk genes for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism. Using mutant mice as a model system, Dr. Feng will present how different synaptic defects could affect the same circuit and lead to similar behavioral defects and how different mutations of the same gene could affect different circuits and contribute to different disorders.

Department:  Biology

Contact: Maria Magana-Lopez | 650-723-2413 | mmagana@stanford.edu

Presenter(s):

  • Guoping Feng MIT, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences