Age, sex, and gonadal hormones differently influence anxiety- and depression-related behavior during puberty in mice

Anxiety and depression symptoms increase dramatically during adolescence, with girls showing a steeper increase than boys after puberty onset. The timing of the onset of this sex bias led us to hypothesize that ovarian hormones contribute to depression and anxiety during puberty. In humans, it is difficult to disentangle direct

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Ovarian Hormones Organize the Maturation of Inhibitory Neurotransmission in the Frontal Cortex at Puberty Onset in Female Mice

The frontal cortex matures late in development, showing dramatic changes after puberty onset, yet few experiments have directly tested the role of pubertal hormones in cortical maturation. One mechanism thought to play a primary role in regulating the maturation of the neocortex is an increase in inhibitory neurotransmission, which alters

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New Paper by Piekarski & Boivin

David Piekarski and Josiah Boivin have a new paper published in Current Biology that shows organizational effects of ovarian hormones on the maturation of inhibitory neurotransmission in the mouse frontal cortex during puberty.

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Congratulations Dr. Boivin

​Josiah Boivin successfully defended his PhD thesis! Congratulations Joe! He will move on to postdoc at MIT with the Nedivi lab

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Faculty Forum: Characterizing Effects of Inequality on Brain Development & Strengthening Resilience against Adversity

UC Berkeley's Vice Chancellor for Research is holding a faculty forum on Characterizing Effects of Inequality on Brain Development & Strengthening Resilience against Adversity on Tuesday, October 4th at the Faculty Club.  The event is convened by Linda Wilbrecht, Silvia Bunge, Daniela Kaufer, Julianna Deardorff, and Lance Kriegsfeld
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Wilbrecht in Conversation with Tom Stoppard and Carey Perloff

On Monday, October 3rd, Linda Wilbrecht will join Tom Stoppard and Carey Perloff in conversation at the ACT Theater. Tom Stoppard and Carey Perloff—In Conversation Monday, October 3, 7 p.m. A.C.T.'s Geary Theater Tony, Academy, and Olivier Award winner Tom Stoppard will join A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff “In Conversation”

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