May 10, 2022
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wired for Touch: new discoveries about the sense that binds us to others
Victoria Abraira, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers University
Victoria received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California and her graduate degree in Neuroscience from Harvard University. As a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins/Harvard Medical School, she set out to understand the cellular and synaptic substrates underlying innocuous touch perception by elucidating the functional organization of sensory neurons in mouse hairy skin and uncovering the neural codes of touch perception in the spinal cord dorsal horn.