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Plasticity in the central and peripheral nervous systems and their role in disorders of the brain and heart

Neuroscience & Non-Communicable Diseases Seminar Series

Speaker: Associate Professor Johanna Montgomery, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Associate Professor Johanna Montgomery is a neurophysiologist and her research is focussed on plasticity in the central and peripheral nervous systems. She gained her PhD in Physiology from the University of Otago and then performed postdoctoral research at Stanford University (USA) where she gained her expertise in the electrophysiology of synapses. She then moved back to New Zealand and established the Synaptic Function Research Group at The University of Auckland in 2005.

Her laboratory research utilises complex electrophysiology, molecular, behavioural, and imaging techniques to investigate how changes in synapse function and plasticity could underlie developmental disorders such as Autism, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's Disease. Recently, her research has expanded to examine how neuronal, synapse, and myocyte plasticity in the peripheral nervous system may contribute to normal and abnormal heart rhythm.

All welcome. Drinks and nibbles from 3:30pm, seminar starts at 4pm.

Enquiries: Ingvars Birznieks, Natasha Kumar

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Friday, 6 December 2019 - 4:00pm
Pioneer International Theatre, AGSM UNSW
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