Announcement of TARA Seminar
A joint seminar between IIIS and TARA Center will be held on July 24 as follows.
When: 12:00-13:00 on Monday, July 24, 2017
Venue: 1F Auditorium, IIIS Building, University of Tsukuba
Speaker: Dr. Noboru Hiroi (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Subject: “Charting developmental trajectories of neuropsychiatric disorders in mouse models”
Summary: Various behavioral processes, such as social cognition and executive functions, expand from childhood to adulthood and the developmental trajectories of these dimensions derail in individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders. However, it is still not well understood how such alterations contribute to the onset of neuropsychiatric disorders. Knowledge of these processes is essential to understand the developmental origin of neuropsychiatric disorders and to develop mechanism-based therapeutic options. I will discuss how copy number variants of human chromosome 22q11.2 influence the developmental maturation of social communication and working memory in mice.