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Sleep and Performance Research Center Seminar Series

February 27 at 12:10 pm1:00 pm PST

Jerry Yin

Presented by Washington State University – Sleep and Performance Research Center

Circadian Rhythms and Drosophila Memory Formation

February 27, 2024
12:10 – 1 p.m. PDT
SCCRS 250 or via Zoom
Meeting ID: 929 8806 3367
Passcode: 372616

Speaker: Jerry Yin, PhD
Professor, Medical Genetics and Neurology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jerry Yin received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Molecular Biology. After completing his post-doctoral work at MIT and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000, he returned to UW-Madison in 2004 where he is now a Professor in the Genetics and Neurology department.

Dr. Yin’s lab uses molecular, genetic, and cellular approaches to answer questions on neuronal function and dysfunction. They are focused on how memories are formed and persist in the brain. Circadian and sleep related processes are part of this process. Most of the lab work centers around the cAMP/PKA/CREB signaling pathway. In fly models of disease, sleep and cAMP signaling are prodromal endophenotypes that are causally involved in disease progression. Dr. Yin’s lab is interested in why they are dysfunctional, and how to overcome their problems.

Questions? Contact Michelle Sanchez at michelle.r.sanchez@wsu.edu.


February 27
12:10 pm– 1:00 pm PST
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