Neuroscience & Non-Communicable Diseases Seminar
Speaker: Prof Luis de Lecea (Stanford University, CA, USA)
Dr. de Lecea's laboratory uses molecular, optogenetic, anatomical and behavioral methods to
identify and manipulate the neuronal circuits underlying brain arousal, with particular attention
to sleep and wakefulness transitions. In the late 1990s they discovered the Hypocretin system and
they continue to uncover new roles for this system in vivo. They are also interested in the changes
that occur in neuronal circuits in conditions of
hyperarousal such as stress and drug addiction.
Further information about Dr. de Leceas’s research can be found at his lab homepage:
All welcome. Drinks and nibbles from 3:30pm, seminar starts, 4pm.