Neuroscience Seminar Series:
Guoping Feng, Massachusettes Institute of Technology, USA
‘Dissecting Synaptic and Circuitry Mechanisms of Psychiatric Disorders’
Synaptic dysfunction has emerged as a key pathology in several psychiatric disorders. Recently, large scale human genetic studies have also identified hundreds of overlapping risk genes for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism. Using mutant mice as a model system, Dr. Feng will present how different synaptic defects could affect the same circuit and lead to similar behavioral defects and how mutations of the same gene could affect different circuits and contribute to different disorders.