You’re invited: Next Taubman Tech Talk
All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to the next Taubman Tech Talk on Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.
“How Am I Wired?” will be presented by Joanna Spencer-Segal, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of internal medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes.
This Taubman Institute Tech Talk will introduce the audience to techniques for recording the activity of neurons during freely moving behaviors using fluorescent calcium indicators. She will discuss applications of this technology to improve our understanding of feeding behavior and developmental programming of activity patterns by stress hormones.
The Spencer-Segal lab focuses on the neural circuits that govern emotional behaviors, both innately and in response to stress. Many of the regions of and circuits in the brain that play a role in emotional behavior also influence the stress response. Stress hormones also act directly on brain regions that influence mood and related behaviors. A neuro-endocrinologist, Dr. Spencer-Segal is particularly interested in the communication between the neural circuits that govern emotional behavior and the stress response.