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.

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.

 

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