Establishment of neural circuits is a tightly regulated process coordinated by a series of cellular and molecular mechanisms. Within the neural circuitry electrical and chemical information is transferred at the synapse. Dysregulation of synapse formation or function has been linked to a variety of neurological diseases including autism, schizophrenia, addiction, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. The Scientist brings together a panel of experts to discuss emerging technologies for studying synapse development and function. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with the experts, ask questions, and seek advice on topics that are unique to their research.

This webinar will examine new tools for studying synaptogenesis and synapse function including:

  • Imaging, microscopy, and electrophysiology techniques
  • Molecular tools for studying synaptic proteins
  • Novel in vitro and in vivo methods

Meet the Speakers:

Dr. Ed Boyden
Associate Professor
MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute
MIT Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences...


Dr. Donald Arnold
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Southern California


Dr. Loren Looger
Group Leader
Janelia Farm Research Campus


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