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Events at Brown

Biology and Medicine Events

  • Please join us Thursday, April 22, at 4 p.m. for a presentation by James McPartland, PhD.

    Dr. McPartland is associate professor of child psychiatry and psychology, director of undergraduate studies, director of the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic and associate director of the Developmental Electrophysiology Lab at the Yale Child Study Center, and he is co-director of Team Science at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. Dr. McPartland’s lab investigates autism spectrum disorder from a clinical neuroscience perspective.

    Please register below to receive the Zoom link for this virtual event.

    Learn more about the Hassenfeld Institute
  • Virtual

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

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    April 23, 2021

    Speaker:

    Andrew Dauber, MD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of Endocrinology

    Children’s National Hospital

     

    Topic:

    “A Pediatric Endocrinologist’s Guide to the Genetics of Growth”

    Objectives: Participants should be able to:

    • Describe the spectrum of genetic variants that affect height
    • Differentiate between polygenic short stature and monogenic short stature
    • Recognize a few important genetic causes of short stature that affect the growth plate
    • Apply genetic testing in the work up of patients with short stature
  • Join the Moore Lab for a talk on “Crucial role for CA2 inputs in the sequential organization of CA1 time cells supporting memory” featuring Chris MacDonald, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Abstract: A large body of work has shown that the hippocampus (HPC) is crucial for remembering event sequences in the context in which they were experienced. Consistent with this idea, the HPC contains time cells and place cells that together may provide a cellular basis for our ability to remember “when” and “where” past events occurred. Time and place cells share several commonalities regarding how each code for repeated experiences in spatially or temporally structured memory tasks. However, there is little known about the specific hippocampal subcircuits that generate temporal and spatial coding in support of hippocampal-dependent memories. In this talk, I will discuss recent work of mine investigating temporal and spatial coding within the dorsal hippocampal CA1 (dCA1) subregion of mice trained on a spatial working-memory task. Inhibiting dorsal hippocampal CA2 (dCA2) inputs into dCA1 disrupted the sequential organization of time cells during the memory retention period and the mouse’s subsequent memory-guided choice. Conversely, inhibiting dCA2 inputs into dCA1 had a marginal effect on the spatial organization of place cells and no effect on the mouse’s choice. Collectively, my work provides compelling evidence that spatial and temporal coding in dCA1 is largely segregated with respect to the dCA2–dCA1 circuit in support of spatial working memory and suggests that CA2 may play a critical role in representing the flow of time in memory within the hippocampal network.