Seminars

Burger Lecture | Harnessing Chemistry to Understand the Roles of Glycans in Neuroplasticity

Burger Lecture | Harnessing Chemistry to Understand the Roles of Glycans in Neuroplasticity

Dr. Linda Hsieh-Wilson | CalTech |

Hosted by Professor Ken Hsu

The field of chemical neurobiology is providing insights into the molecules and interactions involved in neuronal development, sensory perception, and memory storage. In this talk, I will describe the development of chemical tools to understand how glycosaminoglycans contribute to neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to adapt and form new neural connections. By combining synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and neurobiology, we have shown that specific sulfation motifs within these polysaccharides regulate signaling events that underlie processes such as axon regeneration, synaptic plasticity, and the formation of neural circuits.  

Friday, April 23, 2021
Dr. Leah Dodson | University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Leah Dodson | University of Maryland, College Park

Hosted by Professor Eric Herbst
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Dr. Ryan Fortenberry | University of Mississippi

Dr. Ryan Fortenberry | University of Mississippi

Hosted by Professor Robin Garrod
Friday, September 17, 2021

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