‘Circadian Rhythms and Drosophila Memory Formation’ — SPRC Seminar Series, Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 12:10 p.m.

The Sleep and Performance Research Center welcomes Dr. Jerry Yin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Genetics and Neurology, to WSU Spokane on Tuesday, Feb. 27. He will be providing his seminar at 12:10 p.m., “Circadian Rhythms and Drosophila Memory Formation,” in SCCRS 250 and via Zoom.

Jerry Yin received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Molecular Biology. After completing his post-doctoral work at MIT and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000, he returned to UW-Madison in 2004 where he is now a Professor in the Genetics and Neurology department.

The Yin Lab primarily focused on how memories are formed and persist in the brain, which circadian and sleep related processes are part of. Most of the lab work centers around the cAMP/PKA/CREB signaling pathway. In fly models of disease, sleep and cAMP signaling are prodromal endophenotypes that are causally involved in disease progression. Dr. Yin’s lab is interested in why they are dysfunctional, and how to overcome their problems.

We look forward to you joining us in person (SCCRS 250) or through Zoom!

Questions/Zoom link? Contact Michelle Sanchez at michelle.r.sanchez@wsu.edu.

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