Joshua Johansen, PhD
April 11 @ 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free
The department of Anatomy & Neurobiology will host guest speaker Dr. Joshua Johansen from the RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Latrophilin cell-type specific expression and implications for neural circuit development
For the functional encoding of neural circuits, correct assembly of specific synaptic connections is a critical component during brain development. To guide the connection specificity that exists between neurons, a multitude of circuit building molecular components are required, including the latrophilin family of synaptic cell adhesion molecules (ADGRL1-3). During this talk, I will present our studies towards investigating latrophilin cell-type specific expression and synapse specific functionality, in the context of entorhinal cortex and hippocampus circuit development.