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Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute


"The Molecular Basis of Long Lasting Memory"
October 2013
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Herklotz Semin Room ZNI 112
  

Kausic Si, PhD, Associate Investigator Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Professor in the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Although most experiences produce transient memory, only some of them form stable long term memory. The value of the experience and the internal state of the organism play important roles in determining this transition from short -to long term memory. However, at the molecular level it is unclear how long lasting memories are formed and how the nature of the experience and the internal state of the organism interact with such a molecular program. The Si Lab studies a regulator of neuronal protein synthesis with unusual amyloid-like properties that may provide insight to some of these questions.

For more information: jcarl@usc.edu