Texas Aging and Longevity Center

Invited Research Discussion: Laura Fonken, Ph.D. on 1/30 at 12 pm

UT Austin's Dr. Laura Fonken will present "Altered immune to brain communication impairs cognition with aging".

Wed, January 30, 2019 | SEA 1.438

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Invited Research Discussion: Laura Fonken, Ph.D. on 1/30 at 12 pm

Dr. Laura Fonken is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Department of Psychology. She will be leading an invited research discussion about altered immune to brain communication impairs cognition with aging. Her research interests focus on how interactions between the immune, nervous, and endocrine systems can regulate complex behavioral processes such as cognitive and mood related behaviors. Her current research focuses on endogenous (e.g., circadian rhythms) and exogenous (e.g., infection and injury, environmental pollutants) factors that influence neuroimmune function and drive cognitive and affective behavioral changes across the lifespan.

 

*Please RSVP to aging@austin.utexas.edu by 1/27/19 if you would like to receive lunch at this event*

 

 

Sponsored by: Texas Aging & Longevity Center

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