Summer Research Seminar #2: A corticothalamic circuit that orchestrates instrumental defensive behavior

June 29, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EPNEC Auditorium

Thursday, June 29 
Section 2: 4-5 PM (EPNEC)

Mario Penzo, PhD, Chief, Unit on the Neurobiology of Affective Memory, National Institute of Mental Health

Dr. Penzo obtained his PhD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine with support from an NRSA training grant. Under the mentorship of Dr. Jose Luis Peña he completed his dissertation on the endocannabinoid-mediated modulation of synaptic transmission in the avian auditory midbrain. Next, he became a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Bo Li at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where he studied the synaptic mechanisms controlling fear memory and received the Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award. Dr. Penzo joined the National Institute of Mental Health in the Fall of 2015.