Speaker: Professor Benjamin Podbilewicz

Title: Neuronal fusion and sexual dimorphism of dendritic sculpting

Dendritic trees show extreme variability between species and neuron type, yet it is often unclear whether and how these variations contribute to a neuron’s function. Using the stereotypic branched structure of the C. elegans PVD polymodal neuron, we characterize the plasticity of the dendritic arbor. We will describe how the dendritic tree regenerate by auto-fusion following laser-induced dendrotomy, a decline in regeneration during aging and a sexually dimorphic branching pattern which influences some sex-specific behaviors.



About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium on Level 7 are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


Neuroscience Seminars archive 2005-2018