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Westwood April Meeting
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM PST
Category: Westwood

How Sleep Traits Serve Learning and Memory Consolidation

Join BP Westwood and UCLA's own Dr. Gina Poe! Dr. Poe is currently a professor in the college of Life Sciences, Integrative Biology & Physiology and is also the Director of Maximizing Access to Research Careers U*STAR Program. She will share with us more on her incredible research; the Poe lab investigates the mechanisms by which sleep traits serve learning and memory consolidation.

About the Speaker

 Gina Poe has been working since 1995 on the mechanisms through which sleep serves memory consolidation and restructuring. Dr. Poe is a southern California native who graduated from Stanford University then worked for two post-baccalaureate years at the VA researching Air Force Test Pilots’ brainwave signatures under high-G maneuvers. She then earned her PhD in Basic Sleep in the Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program at UCLA under the guidance of Ronald Harper then moved to the University of Arizona for her postdoctoral studies with Carol Barnes and Bruce McNaughtons looking at graceful degradation of hippocampal function in aged rats as well as hippocampal coding in a 3-D maze navigated in the 1998 space shuttle mission.

At UCLA she continues research and teaching and Directs the COMPASS-Life Sciences and BRI-SURE programs and co-Directs the MARC-U*STAR program. Nationally she is course director of the Marine Biological Lab’s SPINES course and co-Directs the Society for Neuroscience’s NSP program which earned the nation’s highest mentoring honor in 2018. These programs have served over 600 PhD level trainees over the years.

Time will be set aside for attendee introductions, so using the video feature throughout the meeting is encouraged. Please watch the training and read the documents on the BP ZOOM Resource Center, so you are prepared for the meeting.

Cost: Free

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Contact: Bruce Berman | [email protected]