Mar 30, 2023  |  4:00pm - 5:00pm
Physiology Seminar Series

Dr. Dheeraj Roy: "Thalamic function in health and disease"

~ Eligible for PSL1000H/PSL2000H/PSL4000Y Course Seminar Attendance ~    

Speaker: Dr. Dheeraj Roy

Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Biography: Dheeraj aims to reveal how subcortical circuits contribute to higher executive functions including memory, attention, and decision making. His current research focuses on the thalamus, a structure that has long been thought to serve as a simple relay, however more recently he and others have revealed several non-relay functions of circuits in the mouse thalamus. Using systems neuroscience approaches, he not only studies how thalamic cell types contribute to behavior but also how thalamic dysfunction can lead to behavioral defects in disease states. He is a McGovern Fellow and NIH K99 Awardee at the Broad Institute where he has been pursuing postdoctoral training with Guoping Feng. He obtained his PhD from MIT in 2017 training with Susumu Tonegawa.


Location: Medical Sciences Bldg, 2170

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