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Neurobiology Invited Seminar Series

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Gina Turrigiano; hosted by Divya Subramanian
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Neurobiology Invited Seminar Series

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 existance 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.