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Our Ancestors’ Ghosts: Transgenerational Programming of Health and Disease

Scientific Conference

Friday 22 May 2015 from 12:00 at 13:00

Speaker

Gerlinde Metz, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Neuroscience, Alberta Heritage Medical Senior Scholar, Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge

Gerlinde A.S. Metz is a Professor of Neuroscience and an AHFMR Senior Scholar at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Metz completed her undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Giessen, Germany, and graduate studies in Neuroscience at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She habilitated in Medicine at the University of Jena, Germany. Dr. Metz’ research program focuses on the influence of experience and environment on brain plasticity and behaviour. Her work in animal models was the first to show that stress affects motor system function, risk of Parkinson’s disease and recovery from stroke. More recently, her laboratory has developed animal models to explore transgenerational inheritance of stress responses. This work showed that through mechanisms of epigenetic programming, experience in parents, grandparents and beyond can influence behaviour, health and disease from early development to old age.

 
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