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Brain disorders are some of the most debilitating illnesses and there are few effective treatment options. Recent advances in genetic, genome engineering, and brain stimulation technologies have dramatically enhanced our understanding of the causes and mechanisms underlying various brain disorders. Dr. Feng will discuss how cutting-edge technologies are being used to probe neural circuitry mechanisms underlying behaviors and to reveal causative links between dysfunction of circuits and abnormal behaviors in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. He will further discuss how these new technologies are revolutionizing the way we are developing effective treatments for brain disorders and what ethical implications they may raise. Guoping Feng is the Poitras Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also the Director of Model Systems and Neurobiology at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Dr. Feng's lab develops and applies cutting-edge technologies to reveal how synapse and circuit dysfunctions lead to abnormal brain functions and behaviors in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, and to explore novel strategies for developing effective therapeutics. He obtained his medical training at Zhejiang University Medical School in Hangzhou, China and his Ph.D. in molecular genetics at State University of New York at Buffalo. After postdoctoral training at Washington University at St. Louis, he joined the faculty of the Department of Neurobiology at Duke University School of Medicine and later MIT and Broad Institute. Dr. Feng was a Grass Fellow at the MBL in 1995 and the program's Associate Director in 1996. He has received many honors throughout his career, including a Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, Beckman Young Investigator Award, and Gill Young Investigator Award, among others. He is an elected member o
  • Start:July 16, 2021 Time: 8:00 PM
  • End:July 16, 2021 Time: 9:00 PM
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  • Where:The Cornelia Clapp Auditorium, Marine Biological Laboratory, 7 MBL Street, Not found, Not found, Not found, 02543
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