Macallum Lecture - May 1
We are excited to announce that Dr. Richard D. Palmiter from the University of Washington and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be our Macallum and FIP Speaker 2019!
Dr. Palmiter is internationally renowned for his work on specific neuronal populations that control appetite. Interestingly, he is considered by many to be the "founding father" of transgenic mouse technology from his seminal paper on growth hormone transgenic mice in Nature in 1982. He currently studies the neurons that reside in the parabracial nucleus that mediate virtually every threat examined, including real threats (pain, itch, food poisoning) to potential threats (novel food or cues associated with pain). These neurons have been shown to mediate the unconditioned stimulus in classic taste- and fear-conditioning experiments. His lab uses innovative genetic and viral transduction techniques to discern neural circuits that control mouse behavior.
Dr. Palmiter will deliver Physiology’s Macallum Lecture on May 1st, 2019 (3-4 pm, JJR Macleod Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine), and will be with us on May 2nd for Physiology’s Annual Research Day (Mount Sinai Hospital Auditorium). As one of our biggest events, FIP showcases our department’s strength in research, and serves to encourage new collaborations and partnerships within our department and affiliated institutions.