Kavli Institute NeuroLunch

Sponsored by KIBS and the NeuroTechnology Center
April 5, 2016

TODAY, April 5th, 2016

Abhishek Bhattacharya,  PhD (Hobert Lab)

"Stress induced plasticity of the C. elegans electrical synapse network."

Speaker Bio:
I received my masters degree in Biochemistry from the University of Calcutta, India and then joined Nick Baker’s lab in Albert Einstein College of medicine to do my Ph.D. I worked to understand how tissue growth and proneural differentiation are coupled, focusing on bHLH-transcription factors. During my Ph.D., I got interested in learning how environmental cues can induce behavioral plasticity and learning by modifying neural circuits. 

Presentation Summary:
The molecular mechanisms that underlie the ability of a nervous system to rewire in response to changes in the sensory environment or hormonal changes are not well understood.  We are studying the nervous system rewiring in response to environmental cues by investigating the hibernation-like alternative diapause state of C. elegans, the dauer state. Through our studies, we hope to provide insights into the process of stress induced nervous system plasticity at different levels of gene regulation, circuits and behaviors.


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Rm. 900 Sherman Fairchild Bldg. - Note the new room location
12:00 pm - 1:00pm
1212 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027