Seminar: Michael Nestor, CU, Differentiation cortical intern
Host: Weihong Lin Ph.D.
Friday, April 25, 2014 · Noon - 1 PM
Please join us for a seminar titled:"Differentiation of cortical interneurons within serum-free embryoid bodies comprised of human inducible pluripotent stem cells" presented by Michael W. Nestor, Ph.D.
Michael received a B.A. in philosophy and psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in 2000. In 2008, he received his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, where he studied hippocampal electrophysiology and synaptic plasticity under Scott M. Thompson. Nestor was an IRTA postdoctoral fellow at NIH in the lab of Dax Hoffman, where he used advanced 2-photon microscopy techniques to study the trafficking of potassium channels in the dendrites of pyramidal neurons in the hippocampus. His current research with Scott Noggle at the New York Stem Cell Foundation is centered on understanding the physiological role inducible pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons from Alzheimer's disease patients play in functional or dysfunctional cortical circuits underlying cognition and memory.