Unraveling the basal ganglia

Summary

Date: 
March 8, 2016 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Northwest 243
About the Speaker
Name: 
Bernardo Sabatini (HMS)

I will present recent work from the laboratory on the development, structure, and function of the basal ganglia. This includes discovery of uncommon modes of neurotransmitter release, atypical circuitry not consistent with classic models of basal ganglia, and unexpected modes of interactions with cortex. I will attempt to place the work in the context of circuit dysfunction related to neuropsychiatric diseases with components of basal ganglia dysfunction.