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How the communication of brain regions shapes behavior

PhD defence, Thursday 31 October 2019, Nathalie Krauth.

2019.10.31 | Sunitha Satkunam

Nathalie Krauth

During her PhD time, Nathalie Krauth aimed to understand how different brain regions communicate with each other.

Our behavior is shaped by the external information that our brain receives. A large body of research has been devoted to examine which regions within the brain receive a particular information, process them and trigger appropriate behavioral response. The complexity of the brain makes this task daunting.

Nathalie developed a novel technique that allows identification of the regions that communicate with each other to process vital information and to lead animals to take necessary actions. Using genetic tools and viruses, it was possible to label the neurons and their individual inputs to explain how behavior is influenced by the environment.

The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 13:00
Place: Building 1532, Room 116, Aud G1, Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
Title of PhD thesis: Identifying Signaling Inputs: A Retrograde Activity-Dependent Tracing Approach
Contact information: Nathalie Krauth, e-mail: krauthn@dandrite.au.dk
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Jan Gründemann, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
Associate Professor Koen Gerard Alois Vervaeke, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway
Senior Researcher Jan Trige Rasmussen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University (chair)
Main supervisor:
Professor Sadegh Nabavi, DANDRITE, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Professor Keisuke Yonehara, DANDRITE, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1521, 8000 Aarhus C.

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