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Frontiers in Miniature Brain Machinery: Hee Jung Chung

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
The Miniature Brain Machinery Program
Location
2269 Beckman Institute
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Oct 5, 2022   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Hee Jung Chung, Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Registration
Attend this event on Zoom.
Contact
Anne McKinney
E-Mail
amckinn@illinois.edu
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Beckman and Campus Calendars

Hee Jung Chung, Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience at Illinois, will lecture on “The role of brain specific tyrosine phosphatase STEP in hippocampal excitability and seizures” at 4:00 pm in 2269 Beckman Institute and on Zoom October 5, 2022.  One of our MBM trainees will give an introduction.

The lecture is free and open to the public courtesy of the Miniature Brain Machinery Program. Zoom details are below.

Hee Jung Chung completed her PhD at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as a postdoctoral appointment at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research interests focus on neurological and behavioral disorders with an emphasis on the study of epilepsy.

The Chung Lab endeavors to understand how epilepsy mutations affect ion channel function and lead to hyperexcitability in inherited or de novo epilepsy, and identify molecular mechanisms that alter ion channels to cause hyperexcitability in acquired epilepsy. To investigate these two areas, they use interdisciplinary approaches including primary neuronal culture, live and fixed microscopy, biochemistry, electrophysiology, and mouse genetics.

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