Cognition & Neuroscience Colloquium: Jordan McCall, PhD

New technology and mathematical approaches to enhance behavioral neuroscience
Washington University
Cognition and Neuroscience
Friday, March 16, 2018 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Psychology Building, Room 313

Former Strathman and Will Lab undergraduate, Jordan McCall, returns to Mizzou to talk about his road from McAlester to the tenure track. His new laboratory studies the neural circuitry at the intersection of emotional regulation, pain, and reward processing. In particular, the laboratory studies neuromodulatory systems (e.g. norepinephrine, dopamine, and opioid transmitter/receptor systems) that are tractable targets for clinical intervention. To this end, Jordan will speak briefly about the role of locus coeruleus noradrenergic circuitry in anxiety-like and pain-related behavior models. However, a large focus of the lab is to reduce technical limitations that can hold back basic or clinical discoveries. In this context, Jordan will discuss recent work on high-throughput wireless neural perturbation and approaches to behavioral analysis to limit experimental bias.