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Unplugged: An informal Q&A with Aser Rothstein speaker Dr. Marina Picciotto

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Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

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The RTC and Neurosciences & Mental Health invite you to join us for the opportunity to have an informal question and answer session with Dr. Marina Picciotto, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor in Psychiatry and Deputy Chair for Basic Science at Yale University.

Coffee and cookies will begin at 2 pm. Q&A at 2:30 pm.

The Aser Rothstein Lecture, “Smoking out the relationship between nicotine and aggression" will be held immediately following the Q&A in the PGCRL Auditorium with a reception to follow in the Gallery.

About Marina Picciotto

Marina Picciotto is Charles B.G. Murphy Professor in Psychiatry and Deputy Chair for Basic Science at Yale University. She is also Professor in the departments of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and the Child Study Center. Her research focuses on defining molecular mechanisms underlying behaviors related to psychiatric illness, with a particular focus on the function of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the brain. Her laboratory uses pharmacological and molecular genetic strategies to identify the role of individual receptors and signaling molecules in behaviors related to depression, addiction, cognitive function, sensory processing and food intake. Dr. Picciotto received her B.S. from Stanford and her Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University where she worked with Dr. Paul Greengard. She conducted postdoctoral work with Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux at the Pasteur Institute before joining the faculty at Yale University. Dr. Picciotto is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Neuroscience, president-elect of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences.

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