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Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Ariel Feldstein, MD

Monday, October 25, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Ariel Feldstein, MD Professor of Pediatrics  University of California, San Diego  Founder, Jecure Therapeutics (acquired by Genentech) Co-Founder, Elgia Therapeutics  Title: Inflammasomes in metabolic inflammation

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar - Lois Mulligan, PhD

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

  Presented by Lois Mulligan, PhD Principal Investigator Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine Division of Cancer Biology and Genetics Cancer Research Institute Queen's University Kingston, Ontario

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Kanza Khan, PhD and Kenji Saito, PhD

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"Examining the role of neuroimmune activation in the production of withdrawal related phenotypes" Presented by Kanza Khan, PhD Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Dr. Catherine Marcinkiewcz's lab "Impaired sensorimotor gating and a sign of brain senescence in estrogen-related receptor alpha knockout mice" Presented by Kenji Saito, PhD Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Dr. Huxing Cui's lab