SynGAP Modulates the Body's Biological Clock: What Syngap1 Mice Can Tell Us About Light & Sleep

Here are the introductory comments:

Our talk for today is “SynGAP Modulates the Body's Biological Clock: What Syngap1 Mice Can Tell Us About Light & Sleep.”

I have the pleasure to introduce today’s speaker, Dr. Sydney Aten.

She obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from Ohio State University. She worked as a doctoral student in the lab of Dr. Min Zhou researching basic astrocyte physiology and the effects of chronic stress on astrocyte gap junction coupling. Related to SYNGAP, she is the first author on an important paper “SynGAP is Expressed in the Murine Suprachiasmatic Nucleus and Regulated Circadian-Gated Locomotor Activity and Light Entrainment Capacity.”

Her interest is researching the molecular/cellular underpinnings of circadian clock entrainment, cognition, and mood.

She is also an aspiring astronaut!

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