Dr. John Guzowski
Dr. Michael Yassa
Restriction: Graduate students only. Neurobiology and Behavior Majors only.
Advanced analysis of contemporary research concerning the nature and neurobiological bases of learning and memory. Special emphasis is given to time-dependent processes involved in memory storage.
|1||Organizing Meeting and Final Topics List and Assignments|
|2||What role do glia cells, and their effector molecules, play in learning and memory?|
|3||What role do neural-immune interactions play in synaptic plasticity?|
|4||What role do neural-immune interactions play in developmental plasticity (basic mechanisms)?|
|5||How does dysregulation of neural-immune interactions during development contribute to CNS pathologies (e.g., autism, schizophrenia, depression, etc.)?|
|6||Modulators of the neural-immune interface (e.g., sex, microbiome, ELS, etc).|
|7||Neural-immune interactions, aging, and cognitive function|
|8||Neural-immune interactions in neurodegenerative disease: The good & the bad|
|9||Can a better understanding of neuroimmune dysregulation lead to better diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders|
|10||Synthesis: What are the critical areas of research needed to provide key insights into how the neural immune interface influences cogntive function in health and disease?|