Dr Nathalie Dehorter

Group Leader at the Eccles Institute for Neuroscience

The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra

Title: "Molecular Control of Interneuron Identity"

Abstract: Disrupted interneuron activity is known to lead to circuit imbalances, but the mechanisms underlying this remain elusive. We showed that the Er81 transcription factor controls neuronal identity and function in the cortex and the striatum. Our latest study reveals some mechanisms behind this regulation during development and describes a fundamental link between the relevant molecular events in the development of interneurons and the emergence of their functional specificity within the neuronal circuits.




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