Department Grand Rounds
2/18/2014, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Health Sciences West Building, Room HSW-302
Gina Martinez - Contact Information
Name: Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD
Title: Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Institution: Emory University
Presentation: Convergent Approaches to Understanding Fear and Fear-Related Disorders: From Pavlov to PTSD
- To gain an appreciation for the molecular - genetic pathways underlying the fear response and how these may serve as biomarkers for PTSD.
- To learn about new findings associating genetic risk factors with brain regions associated with PTSD risk.
- To obtain a greater working knowledge for how biomarkers and intermediate phenotypes together aid in our understanding of brain mechanisms of PTSD and anxiety disorders.