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Progress in Neuroscience Seminar Series - "Mechanisms of neuronal activity-regulated transcription"

Thomas Vierbuchen, Ph.D.

Assistant Member, Developmental Biology Program

Center for Stem Cell Biology

Sloan Kettering Institute



Abstract of research interests:


The Vierbuchen laboratory seeks to elucidate fundamental mechanisms governing the production of the myriad neuronal cell types required to build functioning neural circuits. To model these dynamic developmental processes, we direct the differentiation of mouse and human pluripotent stem cells into specific neuronal cell types in a dish. This reductionist system allows us to recapitulate neural tube patterning and neuronal differentiation under controlled conditions and at a scale that makes it possible to use genetic screens, genomics, and systems genetics to characterize the underlying cell signaling and gene regulatory processes with unprecedented resolution. In the long term, we will apply these insights to better understand the complex genetic underpinnings of psychiatric and neurodegenerative disease.

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Register via Zoom: https://weillcornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoceqppjgjHNx-2EAxmNUEfeZpiAvZtarx

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 4:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type



Brain and Mind Research Institute





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