Welcome to the PANS Pandemic Educational (PPE) Series 20/21

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PANS will host a virtual seminar once every two months on the last Friday of the month at noon EST. We expect to have a vibrant discussion after the seminar.

The second PPE-series event will feature Dr. Damasia Becu-Villalobos, Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine (IBYME), National Research Council of Argentina, speaking about “Prolactin in health and disease: metabolic actions at brain centers modifying pancreatic, adipose tissue and liver functions”. This seminar will be held Friday, December 4 at 12 noon EST. All are welcome to join in so spread the word to anyone who might be interested.

Here’s the webinar link

When: Dec 4, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: PANS PPE webinar

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Damasia Becu-Villalobos

Senior Researcher
Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine (IBYME)
National Research Council of Argentina

https://www.ibyme.org.ar/en/laboratorios/10/regulacion-hipofisaria

Our laboratory has worked for almost 20 years unraveling the regulation of the pituitary, both in normal physiology and in pathological states. We study the biochemical, physiological and molecular mechanisms that regulate pituitary function, and the effect of hormones at the central nervous system, in reproduction and metabolic control. One of our aims is to propose alternative therapies in dopamine agonist resistant prolactinomas. We work with two transgenic mouse models which lack the dopamine receptor D2, and with human samples of resistant prolactinomas. We also study the role of sexual differentiation of the hypothalamus in pituitary control, and its impact on GH regulation of hepatic sexual dimorphism. We have recently undertaken the study of the participation of the pituitary in pancreatic function, in particular, trying to understand the development of type 2 diabetes in antipsychotic treatments. Our laboratory also studies the role of the pituitary in milk production and parasite infection in dairy heifers in Argentine farms.

Title: “Prolactin in health and disease: metabolic actions at brain centers modifying pancreatic, adipose tissue and liver functions”.

Date and time: Friday December 4, 2020 – Seminar: 12-1 pm EST; Chat rooms: 1-2 pm

 

PAST PPE SEMINARS

Andrea C Gore

Professor College of Pharmacy,
Department of Psychology

Mildred Hajek Vacek and John Roman Vacek Chair in Pharmacology, in Honor of Professor C. C. Alber

Work in the Gore Laboratory focuses on the neuroendocrine control of reproduction, and connections among hormones, brain sexual differentiation, and behavior. Current research seeks to understand how prenatal exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors (EDCs) causes molecular epigenetic modifications and cellular changes to the developing hypothalamus and the manifestations of these effects later in life, and transgenerationally. We also have a longstanding interest in brain aging and menopause, and how hormones such estrogens affect molecular and cellular properties of the brain.