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November 1, 2021

Keerthi Kirshnan to present CNAP colloquium

Submitted by Effie Swanson

The Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity, or CNAP, invites you to attend a colloquium presentation by Keerthi Krishnan, assistant professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The presentation will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in 5102 Bluemont Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Anyone wishing to attend virtually can join by Zoom.  

Krishnan will present her work, "Maternal behavior as a model to study adult mouse models for neurodevelopmental disorders." Parenting is an ethologically relevant social behavior consisting of stereotypic behavioral components involving the care and nourishment of the young. First-time rodent dams seek and gather wandering/scattered pups back to the nest (pup retrieval), an essential aspect of maternal care. This pup retrieval task involves multisensory processing with auditory, tactile and olfactory senses, goal-related movements and motivational/attentional components for efficient retrieval. Krishnan will present her team's work on using the alloparental model to assess complex sensory and motor phenotypes in an adult female mouse model for Rett syndrome, using systematic manual and newer pose estimation algorithms.

This presentation is sponsored by the CNAP Center, an NIH-funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, or COBRE, under grant number P20GM113109. 

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