Monday, February 5, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB), HNB 100 auditorium
3641 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Gina Turrigiano studies mechanisms of homeostatic synaptic plasticity and the role of these stabilizing mechanisms in the development and function of the cortex. Her work has been instrumental in demonstrating the existing of "self-tuning" mechanisms that allow neurons and circuits to adjust their excitability to prevent states of hyper- or hypoexcitability that underlie brain disorders such as epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders.