HudsonAlpha Research Seminars welcomed Jeremy Day, PhD, to the Institute today for a noon presentation in the HudsonAlpha Auditorium.

Day spoke about work in his lab on the regulation of epigenetic mechanisms in neuronal systems by non-coding RNAs.

Day is an assistant professor in the department of neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He received his PhD from the University of North Carolina, conducted postdoctoral training at UAB and joined the faculty at UAB in 2014.

At UAB, Day’s lab explores the relationship between epigenetic states and neuronal function with an emphasis on the brain circuits that regulate motivated behavior. Their goal is to understand how experience alters the brain and how those changes drive future behaviors. They approach this broad topic at diverse levels of analysis that integrate molecular, genetic and epigenetic tools with techniques that probe the function of single neurons and entire neuronal circuits.

Eric Mendenhall, PhD, an adjunct faculty member at HudsonAlpha with the University of Alabama in Huntsville hosted the seminar.

The next HudsonAlpha Research Seminar will be Wednesday, October 26, at noon, featuring David R. Beier, MD, PhD. Beier is the director of the Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

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