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实验室

10:00-11:00, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Speaker: Haruhiko Bito, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair,

Department of Neurochemistry,

The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine

Topic: Towards multiplex imaging of neural activity and signaling dynamics

Host: Minmin Luo, Ph.D.

Abstract

Our primary goal is to elucidate the basic signal transduction mechanisms which mediate key processes underlying various brain functions, such as learning, memory or emotion. A fundamental question is how an ensemble behavior of 10~100 billion neurons can possibly give rise to a coherent and integrated “brain” that controls the whole human organism for a period of more than eighty years. It has been able to measure changes in cellular messengers or modifications in signaling molecules in critical parts of the neurons such as the dendritic spines or the axon terminals, as the neurons summate synaptic potentials or fire action potentials.