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Adult Neurogenesis and the Plasticity of Hippocampal Networks (Part 2 of 3) webinar

The second of a three-part webinar series on the functional implications of adult neurogenesis in regard to circuit remodeling and hippocampal function presenter by Dr Alejandro Schinder  

First, review basic concepts to understand how circuit integration of new neurons alter the basic scheme of information flow in the hippocampus, and as evidence will demonstrate, how electrical activity of the hippocampus controls the development and integration of new neurons.

Stay tuned, as the second half of the webinar will focus on Dr Schinder’s most recent work on the role of immature neurons in information processing in the adult hippocampus by combining optogenetics and electrophysiology in brain slices.  

Webinar Topics:

  • Information flow in the hippocampus
  • Neural stem cells of the adult dentate gyrus and neuronal development
  • Activity-dependent control of neuronal integration 
  • Modification of existing circuits by adult-born neurons


About the Presenter:

Dr Alejandro Schinder is a Principal Investigator at the Leloir Institute (CONICET) in Buenos Aires. He received his degree at the University of Buenos Aires in 1990, and in 1996 he received his PhD at the University of California San Diego, after working in the mechanisms involving calcium and mitochondria in excitotoxicity.

Alejandro then joined the lab of Professor Mu-ming Poo,of the same department, as a postdoctoral fellow, to study synaptogenesis and synaptic plasticity.  He carried out a second postdoctoral training in Fred Gage’s lab at the Salk Institute to work in adult neurogenesis.  

In 2002, Alejandro ​ started his own group at the Leloir Institute in Buenos Aires, which focuses on hippocampal neurogenesis and the role of adult-born neurons in brain plasticity and information processing.

Dr. Alejandro Schinder - Principal Investigator at the Leloir Institute in Buenos Aires
Alejandro received his degree at the University of Buenos Aires (1990), and his PhD at the Dept. of Biology, University of California San Diego after working in the mechanisms involving calcium and mitochondria in excitotoxicity (1996).  He then joined the lab of Professor Mu-ming Poo at the same Department as a postdoctoral fellow to study synaptogenesis and synaptic plasticity. He carried out a second postdoctoral training in Fred Gage’s lab at the Salk Institute to work in adult neurogenesis.  In 2002 he returned to Buenos Aires to start his own lab at the Leloir Institute.  His laboratory focuses on adult hippocampal neurogenesis and the role of adult-born neurons in brain plasticity and information processing.