Ada Chats @ Heterick Memorial Library
Heterick Memorial Library welcomes two speakers this month: Dr. Boyd Rorabuagh, Professor of Pharmacology and Cell Biology and Dr. Phil Zoladz, Associate Professor of Psychology.
Dr. Boyd Rorabaugh's presentation is titled Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Creates a Broken Heart Posttraumatic. He will talk about how stress disorder induces changes in the heart that make it more susceptible to injury that occurs during a heart attack.
Dr. Phil Zoladz's presentation is titled Genetic variants influence the time-dependent effects of stress on learning and memory: Implications for susceptibility to traumatic memory formation and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Zoladz will discuss recent work from an NIH-funded project revealing that certain genetic variants influence the time-dependent relationship between stress and learning, which could help us understand why some people are more susceptible to traumatic memory formation and the development of post-traumatic stress disorder.