Lectures and seminars External MBB Seminar: Chris J. McBain “Pentraxins and glutamate receptor down regulation lead to failure of interneuron circuit function contributing to cognitive failure in Alzheimer’s disease”
Seminar with Chris J. MacBain Ph.D. Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Cellular and Synaptic Neurophysiology, NICHD: “alPentraxins and glutamate receptor down regulation lead to failure of interneuron circuit function contributing to cognitive failure in Alzheimer’s disease”.
About the speaker
Dr. McBain received his BSc from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England, where he worked with Ray Hill studying spontaneously arising epileptiform activity in the rat hippocampus. During a postdoctoral fellowship with Raymond Dingledine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he studied glutamate receptor function, regulation of the extracellular volume fraction and hippocampal synaptic transmission with particular relevance to the epilepsies. After a brief period in the laboratory of Julie Kauer at Duke University, Dr. McBain joined NICHD as an Investigator within the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology. He is currently a Senior Investigator and Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular and Synaptic Neurophysiology within the NICHD. His laboratory is studying mechanisms of synaptic transmission and the role of voltage-gated channels in the regulation of excitability within hippocampal circuits.
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