Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Professor Erin Schuman was born in 1963 in the USA. After completing her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Southern California in 1985, she began her doctoral training in Neuroscience at Princeton University. She completed her Ph.D. in 1990. For her post-doctoral fellowship she changed to Stanford University. She became Assistant Professor at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1993, Associate Professor in 1999 and Full Professor in 2004. In 1997 Erin Schuman was appointed Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). In 2009, she became Director of the Department of Synaptic Plasticity at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research.Title of the talk: Protein Synthesis at Neuronal Synapses
An individual neuron in the brain possesses approximately 10,000 synapses, many of which are hundreds of microns away from the cell body. Synapses can process independent streams of information. During synaptic transmission and plasticity, remodeling of the local proteome occurs via the regulated synthesis and degradation of new proteins. I will discuss previous and current studies aimed at understanding how localized mRNAs and protein synthesis contributes to synaptic function and plasticity.
Host: Ilaria Testa
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