Speaker : 

Dr Asheeta Prasad
University of New South Wales, Sydney

Title: “Neural modulation of dopamine networks”

Abstract: Parkinson’s disease a neurological disorder impacting both movement and several non-motor behaviours such as anxiety, depression and cognition. Current treatments such a deep brain stimulation is highly effective in treating the motor symptoms. However, despite over 30 years in clinical practice, the underlying mechanism of deep brain stimulation is unclear and moreover its effect on non-motor symptoms. Asheeta’s research uses pre-clinical PD model and human post mortem tissue to better understand PD pathology to design improved treatments targeting both motor and non-motor symptoms of PD.


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