Neuroscience Club Meeting



Join us for a lecture by Dr. Hanting (Hunter) Zhang, Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and member of the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.

“Drinking less to prevent alcoholism”

Alcohol is the most abused drug and alcohol abuse causes serious health, social, and economic problems. We have demonstrated that hosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4), an enzyme that is critical for controlling intracellular levels of the second messenger cyclic AMP (cAMP), plays an important role in regulating alcohol drinking and alcohol withdrawal-induced negative symptoms such as anxiety and depression. I will share the discovery of PDE4 as a target for treatment of alcoholism and the data for manipulating PDE4 in the brain to achieve therapeutic efcacy. 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Monday, September 14th @ 7:00 PM via Zoom
Monday, September 28th @ 7:00 PM via Zoom
Monday, October 12th @ 7:00 PM via Zoom
Monday, October 26th @ 7:00 PM via Zoom
Monday, November 9th @ 7:00 PM via Zoom
Monday, November 23rd @ 7:00 PM via Zoom