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.

The scheduled QBI Neuroscience Seminar series are held on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm in the Level 7 Auditorium of the Queensland Brain Institute, Building 79, St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland. Additional seminars may be held at other times as listed below.


Neuroscience Seminars archive 2005-2018