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Stanford Bio-X Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences Seminar, "Molecular, Genetic and Neural Mechanisms of Moods and Emotions"
Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences Seminar
Speaker: Huda Akil, University of Michigan School of Medicine
Seminar Title: "Molecular, Genetic and Neural Mechanisms of Moods and Emotions"
Hosted by: Dr. Alan Schatzberg, Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Understanding the biological causes of Major Depression continues to present a major challenge to clinicians, geneticists and neurobiologists. It has become evident that we cannot rely on a single approach or model system to make headway in uncovering the causes or devising treatments for this highly prevalent, often devastating disorder. This talk is an overview of a multidisciplinary and collaborative team effort, which includes colleagues at Stanford University, whereby we tackle this challenge by integrating genomic and neurobiological approaches in the context of both human and animal studies. Our research program is uncovering some molecular players that are not “the usual suspects”, thereby providing possibilities for new biomarkers and novel drug targets in the treatment of Major Depression.