Lunch @UCSF with Georgia Panagiotakos – The self-sculpting brain
Lunch @UCSF with Georgia Panagiotakos – The self-sculpting brainDOWNLOADABLE GUIDE TO SUNDAY EVENTS
Georgia Panagiotakos studies how electrical activity and calcium signaling regulate the generation of distinct types of neurons during normal development of the mammalian brain, with an eye towards understanding mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Members of her lab employ a variety of approaches to explore how immature, undifferentiated neural progenitor cells integrate intrinsic and extrinsic signals to commit to specific neural fates, such as the different types of excitatory cells inhabiting the cerebral cortex. They are also interested in understanding how activity-regulated developmental mechanisms may be reactivated in the context of adult neurological disorders and the development of brain tumors.
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