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BCBP Seminar: Ian Maze PhD (Icahn SOM-Mount Sinai)
April 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
BCBP Seminar Series speaker:
Ian Maze, Ph.D., Professor, Neuroscience; Professor, Pharmacological Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Host: Greg Wang
Title: “Protein monoaminylation in the brain: novel mechanisms of neural development, plasticity and disease”
Dr. Ian Maze has a B.S. in Microbiology (minors in French and Cultural Anthropology) and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, drug addiction, and stress epigenetics from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral work in Chromatin biochemistry and epigenetics of neuronal plasticity at Rockefeller University. Ian is currently a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacological Sciences and Director of the Center for Neural Epigenome Engineering at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator. Ian’s research focuses on investigating the complex interplay between chromatin regulatory mechanisms and neural plasticity in the mammalian central nervous system. His multidisciplinary and integrative research involves the use of biochemical, biophysical, physiological and behavioral analyses to explore the molecular underpinnings of neurodevelopmental and adult cognitive and psychiatric disorders. Ian is actively investigating the brains of rodents and postmortem humans, as well as human iPSC-derived neurons, to uncover chromatin-based mechanisms of neurological disease.