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How Glutamate and GABA Became Neurotransmitters, Jon Storm-Mathisen, MD/PhD: Talk Location – Hotel Roanoke Washington Lecture Hall
October 6, 2016 @ 8:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Jon Storm-Mathisen, MD/PhD, Professor, Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience, University of Oslo, Norway —
During the decades that have passed since the epileptogenic and neurotoxic properties of glutamate and the mitigating properties of GABA were first noted, neurophysiological, neurochemical and neuroanatomic discoveries have brought forward an understanding of their role as major neurotransmitters of the mammalian brain. Â A deeper understanding of how individual genotypes phenotypically respond to drugs and training will allow us to design individual therapeutic pathways for patients over a wide range of traumatic and degenerative neurological disorders.