Christopher Colwell

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Laboratory of Circadian and Sleep Medicine, UCLA, USA



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Dr. Christopher Colwell is a Professor for Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the University California in Los Angeles School of Medicine. He has started his research career with studying the neural mechanisms of photic regulation on circadian rhythm. After his PhD and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia, Dr. Colwell started working at the University of California in Los Angeles as postdoctoral fellow and he has continued his academic career in the UCLA. The Colwell laboratory has worked with different techniques including behavioral analysis, electrophysiology and luminescence reporter gene assay to reveal the interactions between the circadian timing system and physiological functions including learning and memory. The laboratory is presently engaged in pre-clinical research designed to understand the circadian dysfunction common to a variety of diseases including neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Using mouse models, the Colwell laboratory has been exploringly the mechanisms underlying the disease-evoked circadian dysfunction and developing new therapeutic approaches.



Young Investigator Panel Discussion


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In Neurizons, we would like to hear young voices as well. Participants of Neurizons (PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers) will have an opportunity to share their ideas with us through the Young Investigator Panel Discussion. This year’s topic is “Have we stopped our evolution?”. If you think you can make a serious case with scientific facts, we would like to hear your views. Argue them well and you will also have a chance to win a prize! We will select three participants based on a submitted abstract, who will give 10-minute long talk in the panel. The talks will be followed by an interactive 30 minute discussion between the speakers. Based on the performances, the Neurizons 18 audience will vote for the best speaker.

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