Translational Neurosciences Minisymposium

Translational Neurosciences Minisymposium

Time: 2013.8.6.  10:00-11:30AM

Medical Sciences Building B321

Host: Professor Guosong Liu

Seminar 1

Title:  Gain in translation: from plasticity to the treatment of pain

Dr. Zhuo is a Professor of Physiology, University of Toronto.  He is the Michael Smith Chair in Neuroscience and Mental Health, and the Canada Research Chair in Pain and Cognition.  He earned his B.A. degree in Biophysics from University of Science and Technology in China and Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology from University of Iowa.  He received his postdoctoral trainings at Columbia University and Stanford University.  He held a faculty position of full professor at Washington University in St. Louis, before he moved to University of Toronto.  Dr. Zhuo’s research interests are cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, and implications of these plastic changes in physiological and pathological conditions.  They include chronic pain, fear memory, fragile X disease, and mood disorders.  He has published more than 200 articles in top professional journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, Science Translational Medicine, PNAS, J Neuroscience, and more than 20 review articles.  His H-factor is 48.  He is the founding editor and editor-in-chief for the online journal ofMolecular Pain, and the founding and executive editor for Molecular Brain.  He is the Editor of the first text book of Molecular Pain.  In 2009, he has been elected to Fellow of Royal Society of Canada.

Seminar 2

Title:  Unravelling the role of Epac2 in neurodevelopmental disorders

Kyungmin Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University

(Her CV is included in the attached file.)

Seminar 3

Title: - Molecular mechanism of learning & memory: a comparative study.

Bong-Kiun Kaang, Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University

(His CV is included in the attached file.)