Recent insights into remote fear memory attenuation – Professor Johannes Gräff, Associate Professor at the Brain Mind Institute of the School of Life Sciences at EPFL, Switzerland

When:
November 27, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
2020-11-27T16:30:00+00:00
2020-11-27T18:00:00+00:00
Where:
Zoom meeting
Contact:
Louise White

Abstract:
Fear and traumata generate some of the longest-lived memories, which contribute to the elevated life-time prevalence of stress and anxiety-related disorders. Despite the corresponding need to better understand how such long-lasting fear memories can be attenuated, surprisingly little is known about this process. In this talk, I will present our recent findings that help to better understand remote fear memory attenuation from a circuit and cellular perspective.

Bio:
Johannes Gräff is Associate Professor at the Brain Mind Institute of the School of Life Sciences at EPFL, Switzerland. Of Swiss origin, he obtained his PhD under the guidance of Isabelle Mansuy at ETHZ, and conducted his postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Li-Huei Tsai at the Picower Institute of Learning and Memory at MIT. Since setting up his own research group in 2013, Johannes has become a NARSAD Independent Investigator, an MQ fellow, a Vallee Scholar and a founding member of the FENS-KAVLI Network of Excellence. In 2014, he has received the Young Investigator Award of the Swiss Society for Biological Psychiatry, and in 2020 the Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award.

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