Dr. Tabrez Siddiqui: "Molecular Logic of Synapse Organization and Plasticity"
~ Eligible for PSL1000H/PSL2000H/PSL4000Y Course Seminar Attendance ~
Speaker: Tabrez Siddiqui, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology - Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Principal Investigator – PrairieNeuro Research Centre, Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine; Principal Investigator - Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Principal Investigator - Program in Biomedical Engineering
Abstract: Dr. Siddiqui’s research focusses on synapse development and the role of synapse organizing proteins in coordinating the complex processes involved in the formation and maintenance of synapses, as well as mediating experience-dependent changes in synaptic properties, known as synaptic plasticity. Mutations in genes encoding synapse organizers have been found to disrupt synaptic function and increase the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Dr. Siddiqui will present new findings from his laboratory on the emerging roles of synapse organizing proteins in the specification of synapses, and regulation of synaptic function.
Siddiqui, Tabrez J. – PrairieNeuro Research Centre (treethink.com)
Location: MSB 2170 (in-person only)