Dopamine Signaling in Reward-Related Behaviors

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  • 2016-05-27


[2016 Spring Life Sciences & IBB Regular Seminar]

▶Subject: Dopamine Signaling in Reward-Related Behaviors

▶Speaker: Prof. Ja-Hyun Baik (Division of Life Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University)

▶Date: 4:00PM/June. 3(Fri.)/2016

▶Place: Auditorium(1F), Postech Biotech Center

Dopamine (DA) regulates emotional and motivational behavior and changes in DA neurotransmission have been found to modify behavioral responses to various environmental stimuli. Recent studies using optogenetics and DREADDs (designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs), together with neuron-specific or circuit-specific genetic manipulations have improved our understanding of DA signaling in the brain circuit, and provided a means to identify the neural substrates of complex behaviors such as drug addiction, eating disorders and other emotional behaviors. I will present recent findings obtained in our laboratory in the analysis of reward-related behaviors in DA system, especially through the DA D2 receptors

▶Inquiry: Prof. Kim, Joung-Hun (279-2347)
* This seminar will be given in English.
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