Social context of infant adversity required for initiating amygdala pathology: Lessons from an animal model.
Our special invited speaker will be Regina M. Sullivan, PhD, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and researcher at the Nathan Kline Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center Neuroscience Institute. Her talk is entitled, “Social context of infant adversity required for initiating amygdala pathology: Lessons from an animal model.”
Dr. Regina Sullivan is a member of the Emotional Brain Institute, which is a trans-institutional initiative between New York State’s Nathan Kline Institute, the Departments of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center and The Center for Neural Science at New York University. Her laboratory’s research takes a translational approach with clinically informed questions that focuses on using rodent behavioral and neural development to inform child development. Her research includes developmental perturbations associated with early life trauma within attachment with the goal of understanding age-specific trauma expression and uncovering early biomarkers for later-life pathology.