6th May — 15:00 UTC (check local time) 

Nivedita Sarveswaran
PhD Student in Prof. Geoff Woods' lab at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge. Speaking from Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The puzzle of PRDM12 in sensory neuron development.

TrkA expression in developing nociceptors requires transcription factor PRDM12. Length-dependent polyalanine expansions cause congenital painlessness or mid-face toddler excoriation syndrome (MiTES). We consider the roles of PRDM12 & TrkA in specifying pain and itch sensing neurons.

20th May — 07:00 UTC (check local time) 

Masami Kojima 
Group Leader at the Institute of Kanazawa. Speaking from Kanazawa, Japan.

CANCELLED

Dr. Kojima is currently recovering from a health issue and his seminar will be re-scheduled for a future date.

3rd June — 15:00 UTC (check local time) 

Nicolas Guyon 
PhD student in the Carlén Lab, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. Speaking from Stockholm, Sweden.

Adult TrkB signaling in prefrontal parvalbumin interneurons.

How post-developmental changes in TrkB signaling specifically in parvalbumin interneurons (PV) can impact cortical circuits? I will discuss our results on how altered TrkB signaling in the adult affects PV’s morphology and leads to altered population dynamics underlying deficient social behavior.

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