New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists

Genes, Drugs, Brains, and Mind

January 17, 2022
New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists
Genes, Drugs, Brains, and Mind
Show Notes

Are you interested in neuroscience? Have you ever thought about how the immune system talks to the brain? Want to learn about dissecting functions of brain circuitry? Today is your chance! We are joined by Dr. Randy Blakely from Florida Atlantic University Brain Institute who walks us through all the really cool work the Brain Institute focuses on, such as: the developing brain, brain behavior, health, and diseases. In addition, find out how Dr. Blakely started as a humanist, transitioned to medicine, and settled and grew an extraordinary career as a neuroscientist. Finally, we learn about how worms can be used as such important tools for studying brain circuitry. 

Dr. Randy Blakely is the Executive Director, Florida Atlantic University Brain Institute, Professor of Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. He spoke at our Building Biology in 3D Symposium this past fall on Autism Spectrum Disorder - From Molecule(s) to Drug Candidate - A 30 Year Journey Propelled by a 60-Year-Old Biomarker.