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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:30am to 9:30am

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Trainee Research Award Presentation #1:
Discrimination Learning of Emotionally Significant Cues in the Ventral Hippocampus

Speaker #1:
Jeremy S. Biane, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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Trainee Research Award Presentation #2
Microbes and Mood: Elucidating Mechanisms of Gut Microbiota-Host Crosstalk in Major Depressive Disorder

Speaker #2:
Ryan Rampersaud, MD, PhD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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Learning objectives:
At the end of Dr. Biane’s presentation, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the role of the ventral (anterior) hippocampus in forming emotional memories
  • Describe how emotionally salient cues differentially engage the ventral hippocampus across learning and extinction
  • Describe how hippocampal dysfunction may contribute to psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety disorders (e.g., PTSD)

At the end of Dr. Rampersaud’s presentation, learners will be able to:

  • Describe mechanisms by which the gut microbiome may contribute to psychiatric disease
  • Describe the role of a class of microbial metabolites which may mediate gut-brain axis signaling
  • Appreciate the role of Lactobacillus species in health and disease of the host

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and are intended only for an audience of medical professionals.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be available for licensed physicians participating in this activity. You must attend this event and sign in to qualify for CME credit.

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