Grand Rounds & Academic Seminars

John Meitzen, Ph.D., to present seminar 3/22/19 at 11am LIB110 “Sex Differences in Medium Spiny Neuron Function in the Nucleus Accumbens”
March 8, 2019
 

John Meitzen, Ph.D.
University Faculty Scholar Associate Professor,
Center for Human Health and the Environment; Department of Biological Sciences
North Carolina State University

“Sex Differences in Medium Spiny Neuron Function in the Nucleus Accumbens”

Limbic system function is critical for the control of emotion, motivation, and memory. Robust sex differences and hormone effects have been detected in limbic system function and disorders such as mental illness. This includes the striatal brain areas such as the nucleus accumbens and caudate-putamen. In this seminar I will highlight sex differences in the properties of the striatal output neurons, the medium spiny neurons, and how these properties are regulated by sex steroid hormones in juveniles and adults.

Friday, March 22, 2019, 11:00AM-12:00PM, LIB-110
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas