Sensory Experience Shapes a Growing Brain:
Regulation of Sensory-Dependent Circuit Refinement by TWEAK/Fn14 Cytokine Signaling

Advanced Cell Diagnostics invites you to join them for an educational webinar on the topic of sensory-dependent circuit refinement in the brain.

Nov 27, 2018
The Scientist Creative Services Team


FREE Webinar

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
2:30-4:00 PM Eastern Time
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Sensory experience sculpts neural connectivity via cellular and molecular mechanisms that are still largely unknown. Through a combination of single-cell transcriptomics, structural analysis, and electrophysiology, Dr. Lucas Cheadle and colleagues identified the secreted cytokine TWEAK and its receptor Fn14 as important regulators of sensory-dependent synaptic remodeling. Hear from Dr. Cheadle about his use of multiplexed mRNA detection in situ with spatial resolution to reveal temporally coordinated, experience-dependent expression of TWEAK in microglia and Fn14 in excitatory neurons, suggesting that experience regulates circuit development by initiating complementary transcriptional programs in neuronal and non-neuronal cells. This webinar is sponsored by Advanced Cell Diagnostics.

Topics to be covered:

  • Single-cell transcriptomics and in situ validation of sensory-driven gene expression
  • Sensory experience-dependent refinement of neural circuits by transcriptional control in activated neurons
  • Induction of TWEAK expression in microglia by sensory stimulation

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Meet the Speakers:

Lucas M. Cheadle, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow (Greenberg Lab)
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School


Courtney Anderson, PhD
Research Manager, Applications
Advanced Cell Diagnostics