Professor Cliff Abraham

The University of Otago, New Zealand

will present a Lecture entitled:

Metaplasticity: Neural tools regulating synaptic plasticity vs synaptic stability

on Wednesday 24 November 2021, 9.30 – 10.30am

Virtual Lecture – register for free here: http://bit.ly/2021SWANReg

All welcome

Professor Cliff Abraham’s research investigates the neural mechanisms governing neural plasticity and memory formation in the brain. His particular focus is on the cellular and molecular events in the hippocampus, a brain structure important for certain kinds of learning and memory. Recently, his lab has had a growing interest in the mechanisms of plasticity disruption and identification of biomarkers for neurological disorders characterized by memory deficits, such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. To date, Prof. Abraham has attracted >$60 million in research funding and published his findings (>160 publications) in leading journals such as Nature, PNAS and Neuron. Prof. Abraham received a BA with Distinction in Psychology from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Florida. He then undertook five years of postdoctoral research at the University of Otago and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, before taking up a lectureship in Psychology at Otago. He chaired the Department in 2003-2005, and was awarded the University of Otago Distinguished Research Medal in 2009. In 1997, he was elected to the Royal Society of New Zealand and in 2007 he was awarded a Royal Society of New Zealand James Cook Fellowship. Prof. Abraham is the current president of the Australasian neuroscience society and co-director of Brain Research New Zealand.

This Raine Visiting Professor Lecture is presented in partnership with the Symposium of Western Australian Neuroscience (SWAN). Register your attendance here: http://bit.ly/2021SWANReg

University Host: Dr Alex Tang, School of Biological Sciences & Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Sciences, The University of Western Australia.

Telephone: 6488 1403, Email: Alex.Tang@uwa.edu.au