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Event Type:  Seminar (This is an NIH Science event)
Annual Lecture:  Other
Title:  Neural Mechanisms of Aggression
Description:  Aggression is an essential social behavior across the animal kingdom, which includes humans. Since this behavior requires no learning, the underlying neural circuit is believed to be hardwired in the brain. Attempts trying to identify the brain substrates mediating aggression go back to the 1920's. Early electric stimulation and lesion studies in monkeys, cats, rats and hamsters have identified the medial hypothalamus as critical to aggressive behavior, but the fine anatomic structures and particular functions remain unclear. Dr. Lin’s current research is aimed at understanding the aggression circuit in mice, a genetically tractable model system for aggression. Genetic studies have identified dozens of genes which cause defects in aggression when disturbed, but the functional studies are largely lacking. Through gain and loss of function manipulations and chronic recording in awake behaving mice, Dr. Lin’s lab has identified a small subnucleus in the hypothalamus, the ventrolateral part of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMHvl), as an essential aggression center. Future studies will be aimed at expanding investigation of the mouse aggression circuit from the VMHvl in multiple directions.
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Thursday, January 11, 2018   1:00pm - 2:00pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
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Name:   Dayu Lin Ph.D.
Title:   Principle Investigator
Organization:   NYU Langone Medical Center
City/Province:   New York
State:   New York
Country:   United States

Organization(s):  NIMH Section on Synapse Development Plasticity - Zheng Li lab

Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  NIH Building 35
Room:  GG607
Street Address:  4890 Battery Ln. Apt. 423
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20814

Name:   Jacob Nordman
Phone:   3019220717
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