BBT Undergraduate Teaching Talk
"The Neurobiology of Movement: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?"
~ BBT Neurobiology Faculty Candidate ~
Claudia Fallini, Research Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Our interaction with the external world is mediated via our body’s voluntary movements, from walking and running to speech and vision. The regulation and control of these movements occurs through our motor-sensory system, involving the central nervous system at different hierarchical levels: the periphery (i.e. the neuromuscular junction), the spinal cord, the brainstem, and the neocortex. Diseases and affliction of the motor system can affect one or multiple of these levels, thus representing a difficult challenge for the development of therapies to prevent degeneration and restore function.
Pizza and beverages will be served!
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:00-1:00 p.m.