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The 27th Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture, 2016
"Astrocyte Roles In Neural Circuits: New Tools, Findings and Concepts"
Hosted by Chris Evans, PhD
JOINT SEMINARS IN NEUROSCIENCE PRESENTS
TUESDAY, MAY 31ST, 2016 AT 12:00 NOON
Speaker: AMITA SEHGAL, Ph.D., Professor
John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Title: "Unraveling the Mysteries of Sleep: When, Why and How"
The focus will be on the mechanisms that drive the timing and the need to sleep. The 24-hour rhythm of sleep is driven by a circadian clock, while the need to sleep comes from a homeostatic system, which ensures adequate sleep levels. The lecture will show how the use of Drosophila has led to the identification of molecular mechanisms and circuits that underlie the circadian timing of behavior. It will also address a function for sleep and describe efforts to elucidate the genetic basis of sleep homeostasis.
Host: KELSEY MARTIN, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Biological Chemistry
Sponsored by: The Brain Research Institute, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
12:00pm Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium, UCLA
Light refreshments served 1/2 hour prior to start of lecture