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NMDA Receptors and their Role in Synaptic Plasticity Webinar

Considerable progress has been made in elucidating the functional roles of NMDA receptors (NMDAR) subunits in synaptic plasticity within recent years

Join Dr Arturas Volianskis of Queen Mary University of London as he reviews current knowledge of synaptic plasticity, compares the processes of long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), and discusses the future of NMDAR research .

About the Presenter

Dr Arturas Volianskis attended Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania where he earned a degree in humanities. He further completed research degrees in Philosophy (MA) and Medicine (PhD) from the University of Aarhus, Denmark in 2002.

After finishing his degrees, he joined the lab of Professor Morten S. Jensen as an assistant professor. In 2006, he joined the research groups of Professors Graham L. Collingridge and David E. Jane at the University of Bristol, UK, where he investigated synaptic plasticity and contributed to the development of new pharmacological tools.

Arturas has recently been appointed as Lecturer in Neuroscience, at Queen Mary University of London, UK. He currently studies NMDARs and their involvement in synaptic plasticity.

Webinar Topics

  • Our current knowledge about synaptic plasticity and some of the evidence that it underlies learning and memory
  • The processes of long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD)
  • Techniques that are used to investigate LTP and LTD
  • Agonists and antagonists that are currently available for NMDA receptor research

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