Beyond Your Genes: Biology of Addiction
The human brain is simply amazing. Understanding how the 86 billion neurons work in our brain is not simple. Those neurons control your body, your actions, and your memories by communicating with one another. In the past decade or so, a new master regulator of neuronal communication has been discovered. Professor Wood will discuss the role of this master regulator in the young brain, how it becomes impaired in the aging brain, and how it is hijacked by drugs of abuse in the addicted brain. He will also discuss how knowledge of this master regulator is leading to the development of new therapeutics for brain disorders.
Marcelo A. Wood, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
Chair and Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior
4:00pm at Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center
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The event is open to the public and the UCI campus community.
Parking is available for $10 per vehicle at the UCI Student Center Parking Structure.