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Creating a Parts List for the Brain

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March 21, 2023 at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.


Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
Small Auditorium M106

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Creating a Parts List for the Brain

Many of the psychological and neurological diseases are believed to be diseases of specific cell types. Katelyn is helping shed light on how the developing visual thalamus - a small brain region that processes information from the eye - forms and maintains its characteristic map, which is critical to proper brain functions. By identifying the specific cells and circuits of the visual system to create a ‘parts list’, Katelyn is helping provide an expansive dataset for researchers working to clarify the links between brain development and psychiatric and neurological illnesses.

Katelyn Stebbins, a young white woman with long brown hair
Katelyn Stebbins, MD-PhD Student

About the Speaker

Katelyn Stebbins is an MD-PhD student in the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health Program at Virginia Tech. She is a graduate student researcher in the lab of Dr. Michael A. Fox studying the cell types, circuitry, and development of the visual ventral thalamus.


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