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Ada Chats @ Heterick Memorial Library

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Location: 
Heterick Memorial Library, first floor
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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.