Tuning up inhibition

On Monday, October 18th at 4:00, Karl Kandler, Ph.D. will be our third M.R. Bauer Colloquium speaker for the 2010-2011 academic year. His talk on Tuning Up Inhibition will be presented in Gerstenzang 121. Refreshments will be available at 3:45. Gina Turrigiano is the host.

Karl is interested in how experience refines inhibitory connections in the auditory system. Recent work has shown, among other things, that
GABAergic neurons can co-release glutamate early in development, and that this early glutamate-mediated excitation is necessary for refinement of an auditory map.

Karl Kandler is a professor in the departments of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tuebingen, Germany.

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