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CSI hosts Dr. Zubeita and team

07/13/2011

As part of the educational mission of CSI, the center hosted Jon-Kar Zubeita, MD, PhD and his team of scientists from the University of Michigan to make a series of presentations on neuroimaging research.

Dr. Zubieta's group utilizes imaging techniques to explore aspects of brain neurochemistry, function and anatomy as they relate to the pathophysiology of mood disorders and substance abuse.

Tiffany Love, PhD presented her work titled "Translating from basic circuitries to psychopathology: Imaging studies in attachment, personality, & motivation". She discussed the results of her studies on the oxytocin gene as associated with differential neural responses to salient events in humans within the ventral striatum as measured by functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and [11C] Raclopride Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

Paul R. Burghardt, PhD presented on "Overlapping neurohormonal systems regulate mood, motivation, and metabolism". Using both animal models and human subjects his group has begun to assess the function of common neurohormonal systems that regulate mood, motivation, and metabolism in various states of health and comorbid disease.