GT Neuro Seminar Series

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday December 12, 2016
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB), Room 1005 - Atlanta, GA
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Contact

Chris Rozell - faculty host

Summaries

Summary Sentence: "Map Making in C. elegans: Charting the Nervous System" - Oliver Hobert, Ph.D. - Columbia University

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“Map Making in C. elegans: Charting the Nervous System”


Oliver Hobert, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Columbia University


The developmental history and anatomy of the nematode C.elegans has been exceptionally well mapped. The next frontier lies in taking maps to the next level, that of molecular maps which define the identity and function of unique cell types. Defining molecular maps is in particularly high demand in the context of the nervous system. For example, the C.elegans connectome, which still remains the only connectome of any nervous system, begs the question how neurons communicate with one another. I will describe our efforts to build a comprehensive neurotransmitter map of the C.elegans nervous system and I will then use this neurotransmitter map to describe our efforts to provide “regulatory maps” which explain how neurotransmitter identity is genetically programmed and how this critical identity feature of a neuron is linked to other identity features of a neuron. The underlying vision that guides our research is to understand on a true system-wide level how a nervous system is built.

This presentation can be seen via videoconference on the Emory Campus HSRB 

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In Campus Calendar
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Groups

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Undergraduate students, Graduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
go-NeuralEngineering, IBB
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  • Created By: Floyd Wood
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  • Created On: Oct 31, 2016 - 8:33am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:14pm