Project: Research project

Project Details


DESCRIPTION: Partial support is requested for the 1997 Gordon Research
Conference to be held at Plymouth State College from June 29, through July
4, 1997. The thrust of the conference is on excitatory amino acids and
brain function. The conference will include approximately 130 research
investigators, including post-doctoral fellows and advanced graduate
students. Specific topics to be covered include: 1) cell and molecular
biology of excitatory amino acids (EAA) and their receptors; 2) EAA receptor
topology and post-transcriptional modification; 3) EAA receptor signal
transduction; 4) metabotropic EAA receptors; 5) role of EAAs in learning and
memory; 6) role of EAAs in endocrine signaling; 7) EAAs in pathophysiologic
diseases; and 8) EAAs in ischemic brain injury. The interdisciplinary
nature of the conference encourages informal and open discussion among the
participants, provides an environment for the development of new approaches,
and allows for initiation of new collaborative efforts which could shape the
future directions of this field.
Effective start/end date6/25/975/31/98


  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)