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Dr. Alexander Johnson, Michigan State University "Neuropeptide and hormonal mediators of ingestive and binge feeding behavior"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
MIP Seminar Committee
Location
Charles Miller Auditorium, B102, CLSL
Date
Apr 25, 2024   11:00 am  
Speaker
Alexander Johnson, Ph.D.
Contact
Julie Moore
E-Mail
jmoor@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Molecular and Integrative Physiology (MIP) Department Seminar Series
               

research interests are in uncovering the neuronal mechanisms of learning and motivation. Current projects include the modulation of food intake and procurement via learning, the transition to habitual behavior that follows addiction, and elucidating endophenotypes of mental illness in animal models. To this end, I use complex appetitive behavioral procedures based on contemporary learning theory, together with sophisticated neuroscience techniques, which include optogenetics, pharmacological inactivation procedures, functional anatomical techniques and the use of immediate early gene markers, for behavioral circuit analyses. In a continuation of my translational research interests, 
https://psychology.msu.edu/directory/johnson-alexander.html
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