Keck School of Medicine Events
The Neuroscience Graduate Program Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series
"The Circuit of Value and Incentive- Based Learning: Linking Connectivity to Function and Disease."
Monday, February 11, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Broad CIRM Center Seminar Room BCC 101
Suzanne Harber, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center, will be presenting.Reception will follow the event.
Dr. Suzanne Haber, Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will deliver a lecture in the NGP Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series. It is the goal of the Series, which is hosted by students of the NGP, to invite the most eminent neuroscientists to present their research to the neuroscience, community at USC. Dr. Haber has been a leader in unraveling the functional and structural connectivity between cortical and subcortical circuits involved in motivated and habitual behavior. Dr. Haber's laboratory focuses on the neural network that underlies incentive- based learning and decision-making that leads to the development of action plans. The corticobasal ganglia-thalamic system is central to this network and comprises a diverse group of structures involved in rewardm, motivation, cognitionm and motor control, Pathology of this network is implicated in several mental health disorders including drug addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia, The research of Dr. Haber has guided improvements in the treatment of these disorders including deep- brain simulation for treatment of OCD. We invite members from across the USC disciplines to join us for this very special lectures by one of the leaders of modern neuroscience.
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