Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

Trainee Research Award Presentation #1:
Differential Encoding of Emotional Memory Across the Longitudinal Axis of the 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 complementary roles of the anterior and posterior hippocampus in forming emotional memories
  • Describe how emotionally salient stimuli differentially engage these hippocampal regions
  • Describe how hippocampal dysfunction may contribute to psychiatric disorders, such as pathological reward seeking (e.g. addiction) and 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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Tuesday, April 20 at 8:30am to 9:30am

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