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Tuesday . . . . 10:45 - 12:00
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Thursday. . . . 10:45 - 12:00
Friday. . . . . . Others by appt.
Biographical Information:Lori Isaacson is a neuroscientist interested in the regulation of neuronal survival and the mechanisms of aging and neurodegeneration. Specifically, she examines the role of growth factors called neurotrophins in the regulatory influences on adult neurons. Students in her lab learn cellular and molecular techniques to examine the influences of the neurotrophins nerve growth factor and neurotrophin-3 on the expression of neurotransmitters and receptors in the adult and aged nervous system. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, she is currently investigating the mechanisms involved in the survival and degeneration of sympathetic and sensory neurons using confocal and electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, RT-PCR and Western blot analysis.