Join us at 5 p.m. on November 9 for the latest Taubman Technology Talk, about using in vivo calcium imaging in freely behaving animals to decode neural information.
“How Am I Wired?” will be presented by Joanna Spencer-Segal, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of internal medicine in the division of metabolism, endocrinology, and diabetes.
This Taubman Institute Tech Talk will introduce the audience to techniques for recording the activity of neurons during freely moving behaviors using fluorescent calcium indicators. Dr. Spencer-Segal, who also is a research assistant professor at the Michigan Neuroscience Institute, will discuss applications of this technology to improve our understanding of feeding behavior.
The Spencer-Segal lab focuses on the neural circuits that govern emotional behaviors, both innately and in response to stress. Many of the regions of and circuits in the brain that play a role in emotional behavior also influence the stress response. Stress hormones also act directly on brain regions that influence mood and related behaviors. A neuro-endocrinologist, Dr. Spencer-Segal is particularly interested in the communication between the neural circuits that govern emotional behavior and the stress response.
Taubman Technology Talks are open to the entire U-M community. They focus on the latest technologies and their applications in medical research, from mass cytometry to microscopy to 3D printing for therapeutic applications.
More information about Dr. Spencer-Segal here.
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