Bienvenue sur le site de l'université Paris Descartes

INC Open Mind Seminar Series, Professor Takao Hensch, February 10th at 11am

INC Open Mind Seminar Series presents 
Friday, February 10th  
11.30 – 12.30
2nd floor, room R229
45, rue des St Pères
75006 Paris
Logo INC
                                  

 

Shaping Neural Circuits by Early Experience 
Takao Hensch, Professor of Neurology Children's Hospital Boston (Pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School) and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Harvard University 

Neural circuits are shaped by experience in early life. The biological bases underlying such critical periods are increasingly being resolved in the developingmouse visual cortex. A gradually evolving excitatory inhibitory balance initiates a plastic process that becomes limited in adulthood by a variety of molecular 'brakes.' 

Understanding these events offers novel biomarkers and deeper insight into neurodevelopmental disorders, therapeutic strategies and maturational milestones more broadly.  

For more information on Professor Takao Hensch and his work, visit: http://www.mcb.harvard.edu/Faculty/faculty_profile.php?f=takao-hensch