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Mary E. Hatten, PhD

Mary E. Hatten, PhD

Mechanisms of Brain Development: Migration and Circuit Formation


April 14, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Mary E. Hatten, PhD

Frederick P. Rose Professor
Director of the Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Rockefeller University
New York, New York


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, M106
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Normal brain development involves the generation of young neurons, as well as their migration and assembly into neuronal layers. The process continues with the formation of synaptic connections between mature neurons to establish brain circuitry. Dr. Hatten studies the molecular control of these processes and how they relate to developmental disorders such as autism. She will discuss recent work on the genes that control neuronal migration, her discovery that pivotal changes occur in chromatin-modifying genes during circuit formation, and the role of the protein ASTN2 in synapse function and autism.

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

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