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Seminar: Dr Douglas Fields
May 23, 2016 @ 15:00 - 16:30
A new mechanism of nervous system plasticity: activity-dependent myelination
Wednesday 23 May @ 3 pm – 4:30 pm (Sherrington Library)
Douglas Fields from the NIH will be speaking about recent studies on activity-dependent myelination, their possible implications, and the potential for new research. His research group investigates the molecular mechanisms that enable neural impulse activity to regulate major developmental processes of both neurons and glia, with a particular interest in how changes in myelin could modify conduction velocity and optimize the timing of information transmission.