• The 161st WPI-IIIS seminar

    10 11, 2019
    Date Friday, October 11, 2019
    Time 12:00 -13:00
    Venue 1F Auditorium, IIIS Building, University of Tsukuba
    Access Take a bus bound for "Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo" or the "University Loop-line On-campus Bus [Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan Bus]" and get off at Oikoshi Gakusei Shukusha Mae
    Speaker Dr. Erik Herzog
    Department of Biology, Washington University
    Subject “What wakes us: Networked circadian clocks in the brain”
    Summary Most organisms have daily rhythms in physiology and behavior synchronized to the local light-dark cycle. In mammals, nearly all cells contain a molecular circadian clock that generates daily rhythms including in gene expression, metabolism, excitability, and secretion. This talk will focus on how circadian cells synchronize to each other and to the environment. Evidence for the role of key neuropeptides and cell types will be discussed leading to a model where the brain is considered as a clock shop with a master circadian pacemaker coordinating many circadian oscillators to regulate rhythms in hormone secretion, sleep-wake and other daily functions.

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