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BCBP Seminar: Anthony-Samuel LaMantia PhD
September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Neurobiology Research
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Host: Patricia Maness
Title: “Disrupted cortical progenitor proliferation and mitochondria-dependent circuit differentiation in a copy number variant Neurodevelopmental Disorder”
Dr. LaMantia has a B. A. in Biology from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D in Neuroscience from Yale University. He currently is a Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Professor of Genetics of Brain Development and Director, Center for Neurobiology Research, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech. Dr. LaMantia’s research focuses on how neural circuits in the brain develop for distinct human behaviors. His lab also studies how neural stem cells develop into specific cell types in the embryonic as well as adult nervous system. His work has illuminated the earliest causes of multiple profound developmental disorders in children, including research into a complex disorder of brain, heart, and facial developmental disabilities.