Seminar – Tri-Institutional Seminar
TIPS with Bethany A. Stahl and Cesare Orlandi
Bethany A. Stahl
Laboratory of Dr. Alex Keene, FAU
The taurine transporter Eaat2 functions in ensheathing glia to modulate sleep
Sleep is critical for many aspects of brain function, and growing evidence suggests that glial cells contribute to diverse aspects of sleep regulation. Here, I will present a novel wake-promoting role for Eaat2 in ensheathening glia through a taurine-dependent mechanism.
Laboratiry of Dr. Kirill Martemyanov, TSRI
Atypical orphan receptor-GAP complex in stress-induced depression
The molecular basis of the events leading to major depression are still unclear. We recently discovered the involvement of a membrane complex between the orphan receptor GPR158 and the Regulator of G protein signaling RGS7 in the development of stress-induced depression.