Endocannabinoid-dependent striatal neuromodulation and its behavioral implications

Shana Augustin, Ph.D.

January 25, 2021
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Kate Jackson-Angus
Dr. Shana Augustin

The Division of Neuroscience at the ONPRC is delighted to welcome Dr. Shana Augustin as a guest speaker and faculty candidate in the Division.

Dr. Augustin is a research fellow at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in the Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience and is the recipient of a B.R.A.I.N. initiative Career Development Award.

Dr. Augustin's research is centered on understanding the cellular and subcellular signaling pathways, such as cyclic AMP and PKA, in corticostriatal plasticity mechanisms and striatal-based behaviors using genetically encoded sensors and advanced optical techniques. Short- and long-term modifications in synaptic activity are prominent mechanisms by which learning, and memory occur. Therefore understanding how neuromodulation involving intracellular signaling molecules can shape synaptic efficacy and circuit functions involved in decision making and behavior, as well as pathological brain states involved in diseases and addictive-related behaviors.  

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