Leptin signaling at the confluence of neurodegenerative mechanism | 47914

Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Leptin signaling at the confluence of neurodegenerative mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease

International Conference on Central Nervous System - Drug Effects & Novel Drug Development

September 5-7, 2012 DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City, USA

Othman Ghribi

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Neurol Neurophysiol

Abstract :

Dr. Christoph J. Behrens graduated in human medicine in 2000. In 2003, he received his doctoral degree for work on ?Transcortical reflexes during slow target movements of the hand in man?. Since 2001, Dr. Behrens joins the Institute for Neurophysiology at the Charit ? Universittsmedizin ? Berlin. He is interested in induction, expression and modulation of synchronized hippocampal network oscillations in acute rat brain slices. He works on the relation between activity-dependent synaptic plasticity and hippocampal sharp wave-ripples (SPW-Rs), which are thought to be important for memory consolidation. Dr. Behrens also works on mechanisms underlying formation of distinct neuronal ensembles during memory-related oscillations, which might be important for both, the binding and reactivation of information within neuronal networks.

Biography :

Othman Ghribi has completed his Ph.D in 1994 at the University Ren Descartes, Paris France, and postdoctoral studies from The University of Quebec and the University of Virginia. He has published more than 60 papers in reputed journals and serving as a Senior Editor of The Journal of Alzheimer?s Disease and is a member on the editorial board of the Journal of Alzheimer?s Disease and Parkinsonism as well as the Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases.