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CLP!!!! Primates with Parkinson's

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Monday, Mar 26, 2012
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
McEachern Lecture Hall (Furman Hall 214)Map Location

Dr. Yoland Smith, a researcher at Emory University’s renowned Yerkes National Primate Research Center, will present a lecture centered on his research in understanding the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease. The primary goal of Dr. Smith’s laboratory is to elucidate the various aspects of the synaptic circuitry of the primate basal ganglia. Dr. Smith will also discuss the unique experience of conducting research in a national primate research center and how nonhuman primate models can ultimately improve the health and well being of humans.

Following the lecture, Dr. Smith will be available to answer questions and talk to students about graduate school! He has been the director of the Neuroscience PhD Program at Emory for the past seven years and is deeply involved in graduate education. Thus, he can give you a personal view of how to prepare and succeed in graduate school!