September 16th Lindsay Hayes, Ph.D

Sept 16th 3:20-4:00 PM
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Title: Prenatal immune stress induces a diminished immune activation in the brain that impacts neural circuit connectivity

Lindsay received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Brown University as part of a graduate partnership program with the National Institutes of Health, and her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Evangel University. Currently Research Associate, The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University.

During her graduate studies, Lindsay studied the Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathway in directing the development of the midbrain and fate specification of dopamine neurons. She determined how the spatial, temporal, and duration of Shh signaling in the ventral midbrain controls the patterning of cell fates, proliferation, and cell cycle exit for proper development of the midbrain. In her postdoctoral fellowship, Lindsay is now investigating the molecular mechanism of these clinical findings using an animal model.