Brain Awareness Week: Sex Differences in the Brain and Behavioral Development of a Mouse Model of Anxiety

Event date: 

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:30pm


Room 1100, NAB
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Key Note Presenter: Tatyana Budylin, CUNY College of Staten Island & CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Candidate

Discussant: Dr. Lorenz S. Neuwirth, SUNY Old Westbury Department of Psychology & SUNY Old Westbury Neuroscience Research Institute

Women are twice as likely to develop anxiety when compared to men.  However, little is known about the brain and behavioral development and their relationship to later-life anxiety. The 5-HT1A-receptor knockout mouse model is a well-known model for anxiety, and this talk will explain how this comparative model can be used as to assess early brain development and their correlations with adult anxiety-like behaviors through the use of neonatal ultrasonic vocalizations and behavioral developmental milestones.

Brain Awareness Week exposes students from all majors to an informative snapshot of what the brain is, how it works, and how it can be studied. It also provides students with hands-on activities to appreciate how the brain facilitates our conscious decision making processes and behaviors through topical faculty lectures