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Kelly Foster, PhD

Kelly Foster, PhD

The Roles of NMDA Receptor Subunits and Associated Proteins in Excitotoxic Injury


September 13, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Kelly Foster, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, R1059
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Activation of NMDA receptors on neurons may result in either synaptic strengthening or weakening, while also contributing to neuroprotective and apoptotic pathways. Dr. Foster will discuss her plans to examine the signaling roles of the individual GluN2A and GluN2B NMDAR subunits in neuronal survival and proliferation following injury, as well as to identify proteins that interact with the subunits to mediate these responses. These proteins are potential targets for intervention following ischemic insult or traumatic brain injury.

Selected Publications

About the Speaker:

Kelly Foster's research focuses on identification of signaling pathways for cell survival in ischemic stroke damage during aging.

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This is a free event. The host is Michael Friedlander, PhD. For more information, please call 540-526-2070, or send an e-mail.

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