Early-life experiences and mental health disorders: from the clinic to the lab- and back!
This special seminar will be given by Dr. Tallie Z. Baram, D. Shepard Professor of Neurological Sciences and Distinguished Bren Professor at the University of California, Irvine, and is entitled, “Early-life experiences and mental health disorders: from the clinic to the lab- and back!”
*Note that this meeting will be held in person at the William E. Stavert Amphitheatre, Douglas Hall*
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A child neurologist and developmental neuroscientist, Dr. Tallie Z. Baram has focused her efforts on the influence of early-life experiences on brain maturation and the implications of these enduring changes for neuropsychiatric diseases. Her group studies the consequences of early-life adversity (ELA) at molecular, cellular and circuit levels, and probes the underlying mechanisms. Dr. Baram has strong track-records in transdisciplinary science and the use of cross-species and cutting-edge approaches, and is now carrying her discoveries back to the clinic.
Dr. Baram’s work has been widely cited (>29,000 times; H=94), and internationally recognized leading to NIH Javits merit award and research awards from CNS, ANA, AAN and AES. Dr. Baram strives to contribute to the scientific community, e.g., by, chairing NIH study sections and involvement in Societies and Editorial and Advisory Boards. She has a passion and commitment to mentoring, directing a T32 training program and mentoring science and physician-science students. Her former trainees, from diverse ethnicities, countries and backgrounds, are now contributing independently to our understanding of the brain in health and disease.