MD/PhD Monthly Meeting
February Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Monday, February 18, 2019
BBSRB Room 202A
Chris Norris, PhD
Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
Dr. Norris' work focuses on the role of Ca2+ signaling mechanisms in brain aging and neurodegenerative disease, with recent emphasis on the Ca2+/calmodulin dependent protein phosphatase, calcineurin, and its downstream targets. Most studies are conducted on the hippocampus, or hippocampal cultures using a variety of experimental approaches including: adenoviral-mediated gene delivery, electrophysiology (patch clamp and sharp electrode recordings), immunocytochemistry, and protein biochemistry.