*Seminar Series: QBI Neuroscience Seminar
*Location: QBI Auditorium
*Date: 07/06/2017
*Time: 11:00

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*Title of talk: Understanding the role of microglia as regulators of adult neurogenesis in the intact and injured brain
*Speaker's name: Dr Jana Vukovic
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Talk Abstract: The hippocampus is one of the primary brain structures critical for learning and memory. The continuous and regulated production of new neurons - adult neurogenesis - in this part of the brain is believed to underpin some of the hippocampal-based cognitive functions. These newborn neurons are produced from a pool of neural preĀ­cursor/stem cells, and we have previously shown that microglia play a key role in this process although the mechanisms behind this remain poorly understood. In this talk, I will present our most recent data on regulation of adult neurogenesis by microglia following traumatic brain injury, and the implications of this for behavioural outcomes.
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*Host name: Deirdre Wilson
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*Host email: d.wilson5@uq.edu.au