Start & End Date/Time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:00
Event Category: 
Seminar

Speaker:  Jing Zhao, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Title:       Role of EphA4 in regulating adult hippocampal neurogenesis and motor neuron disease

Abstract:  The ephrin receptor, EphA4, is member of a large family of receptor tyrosine kinases, shown to play a role in the development and function of the nervous system. I will present new evidence about the novel role EphA4 plays in regulating neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus and the mechanism underlying its regulation. Recently, EphA4 has been also identified as a disease regulator in motor neuron disease (MND), which is characterised by the progressive degeneration of motor neurons. I have identified novel isoforms of EphA4 and will discuss their expression and putative function in the pathogenesis of MND. 

Venue

Level 7 Auditorium, QBI Building (#79), St Lucia Campus

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