"Synapses, muscular dystrophy, and brain disorders"
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign and EBICS is pleased to host Lin Mei for the next installment of the EBICS Distinguished Lecturer Series. Dr. Mei will discuss his lab's recent studies of neuromuscular junction and the neuregulin/ErbB4 signaling in synaptic plasticity. Research in his lab has focused on mechanisms of synapse formation, neurotransmission, and synaptic plasticity. Their studies contribute to a better understanding of these processes and development of potential therapeutic strategies for psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, autism, and depression and neurological disorders such as muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, and epilepsy.
Dr. Lin Mei is Professor and Chair (Inaugural) of the Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University. Dr. Mei served as Director, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics from 2009 to 2014 and has been the Chair of Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine since 2014. Dr. Mei have received numerous awards Distinguishes Investigator from National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (2008) and Mathilde Solowey Away from Foundation for Advanced Education in Sciences (2008). Dr. Mei is a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science.