Egr3 – A Transcription Factor at the Nexus Between Environment and Risk for Mental Illness

Event Details

Genetics & Genomics Grand Rounds
October 14, 2016 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
UAHS 8403

Presenter Details

Amelia Gallitano, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Basic Medical Sciences
College of Medicine - Phoenix
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
College of Medicine - Tucson
University of Arizona

Dr. Gallitano investigates the role of immediate early genes (IEGs) in neurobiology, behavior, and the risk for psychiatric illnesses. Research in her laboratory focuses on deciphering the molecular pathway by which activity-dependent genes translate environmental events into molecular and synaptic changes that may influence the risk to develop mental illness. 

  • Livestreaming is available for this Grand Rounds through UAHS Biocommunications.
  • Light refreshments will be provided.
Outcome Objectives: 
  1. Describe recent progress in the research, diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders
  2. Discuss how variation in the human genome influences health and disease
  3. Integrate advances in genetic diagnosis and treatment into the day-to-day practices of research and clinical care.
Accreditation Statement:

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement(s):

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Sponsored by: 

The Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine

Contact Info

For more information, please contact: 

Corina Mauss