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Peter A. Getting Memorial Lecture

The Peter A. Getting Memorial Lecture Series was started in honor of Dr. Peter Getting who came to The University of Iowa in 1980 and in 1985, became a Full Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.  Much of Dr. Getting's work focused on the analysis of motor organization and the underlying neural network in Tritonia.  His work during the latter half of the 1980's involved analysis of rhythm generator circuits in the vertebrate, developing an in vitro preparation, which permits some of the analytical advantages of invertebrate ganglia while retaining the organizational features of mammalian brain.  This work brought to it the rigor of the earlier work in Tritonia as well as some new approaches involving the action of thyrotropin-releasing hormone on this system. During his tenure at the University of Iowa, Dr. Getting achieved a wide national and international reputation as an important figure in neural control of patterned movements. While earning the respect of leading investigators in his field and demonstrating a record of gaining peer approval for his grants and papers, he also made a significant contribution to the training of graduate students in neuroscience research on a national and international scale.

Previous Speakers:

May 29, 2018:  Rick Aldrich, PhD; Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research II; Professor Department of         Neuroscience, The University of Texas at Austin

November 1, 2016:  Chen Liu, PhD: Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center

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