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Sep 22 2022

LIN Seminar: “Molecular and cellular mechanisms in disrupted motivation” by Mary Kay Lobo (University of Maryland)

September 22, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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4289 SELE


Chicago, Select 60607

Please join us on Sept. 22 at 4pm for a LIN Seminar featuring Dr. Mary Kay Lobo (University of Maryland)

Lobo Lab

Host: Dennis Sparta

Title: Molecular and cellular mechanisms in disrupted motivation

Abstract: Our research is focused on understanding cell subtype molecular mechanisms that underlie altered cellular and circuit outcomes in disrupted motivation across the lifespan. We explore these mechanisms in preclinical models of substance use disorder and stress. We use viral mediated gene targeting and transgenic mice to reverse these molecular adaptations in specific cell subtypes to improve cellular, circuit, and behavioral outcomes. Our studies are uncovering new insights into cell subtype mechanisms occurring with altered motivation that are relevant for neuropsychiatric disorders and substance use disorders.


Emily Beaufort

Date posted

Jun 16, 2022

Date updated

Aug 2, 2022