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Facebook LIVE Q&A: Can you change your genes and risk for brain diseases?

October 2, 2020 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Kirsten Klein

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  3. Scroll down our page to find the video, watch it live, and type questions into the comments box.

About the Speaker:

Marcelo Wood, PhD is Chancellor’s Fellow and Chair of Neurobiology and Behavior in the UCI School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Wood received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder. From there he changed fields to study the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer biology at Princeton University, where he received his PhD. His graduate work focused on epigenetic mechanisms of cancer biology. He then switched fields again to study the role of epigenetic mechanisms underlying long-term memory. His lab currently focuses on the role epigenetic mechanisms involved in synaptic plasticity, normal long-term memory processes, memory processes associated with drugs of abuse, and age-related memory impairments.