The underlying mechanisms behind schizophrenia will be the focus of the next Brain & Behavior Research Foundation monthly webinar on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. Marc G. Caron, Ph.D, NARSAD Grantee and James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology at Duke University Medical Center, will discuss his research that studies the mechanisms of action and regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters in brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders and addiction. Dr. Caron and colleagues have identified a novel mode of signaling for the brain’s dopamine D2 receptors, representing a potential lead for the development of more effective medications with fewer side effects.
The free webinar is open to the public, who can register online at bbrfoundation.org/webinars. During the last 15 minutes of the webinar, Dr. Caron will answer questions posed by participants.
This webinar is part of a monthly series in which Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, hosts presentations by leading mental health researchers who discuss and answer questions about the latest in new technologies, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for brain and behavior disorders and mental illness. Each webinar is live tweeted with the hashtag #brainchat. After the live event, recordings of the webinars are available on the Foundation’s website at: bbrfoundation.org/webinar.
For more information: call 800-829-8289, or visit bbrfoundation.org.