Dr. David Essig Presents “New Technologies in Neuroscience”

Biology professor Dr. David Essig will present “New Technologies in Neuroscience: Improvements in Understanding the Biology of Major Depression” on Monday, February 29 at 10:10 a.m. The lecture will take place in the President’s Dining Room in Alexander Hall. “The goal of my talk is to describe recent technologies which are allowing new understanding of the complexities of brain structure and function,” said Dr. Essig. “These have included MRI, fMRI, powerful genetic technologies in animal models, the connectome maps of the neurons in the brain, post mortem analysis of human brain tissue and genome wide association studies to discover gene links to disease. “ Dr. Essig says that he hopes discussing the latest technologies will improve students’ understanding of major depression and similar issues. He will focus his lecture on…

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