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DLS Daypass - 1/12/21 - Stress and Brain Health from Biology to Social Context
Huda Akil Professor of Neurosciences, The Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, University of Michigan Dr. Akil and her colleagues have provided the first psychological evidence of endorphins, and showed that endorphins are activated by stress and inhibit pain. In investigations of the mechanism underlying stress activity in anxiety and depression, she demonstrated that social defeat in rodents activates unique neural pathways resembling those alerted in human depression. Her team has also focused on the role of specific genes in the pathology of mood disorders. Dr. Huda Akil is a graduate of the University of California, University of Iowa and the American University of Beirut. She is the Gardner Quarton Distinguished University Professor of Neurosciences at The Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan. She has made unique contributions to the understanding of the brain biology of emotions, including pain, anxiety, depression and substance abuse. She is the author of over 500 original scientific papers and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science. This lecture is sponsored by Katherine and Peter W.K. Woo, in honor of the dedicated women and men of science for their life-changing discoveries in medicine.
Event Type : Distinguished Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 01/12/2021
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 10:00-11:30AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED