Ted Abel, PhD
University of Iowa
About the Speaker: Ted Abel, Ph.D., is the Director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, Roy J. Carver Chair in Neuroscience, and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. A member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, his research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of memory storage and the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. He has been a pioneer in the use of molecular and genetic approaches to define how neural circuits mediate behavior. He co-directs the Hawkeye Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, launched in 2021, which is focused on the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant P50HD105353.