Université de Bordeaux
BrainConf: Synaptic Plasticity27-30 September, 2022 - Bordeaux

Villu Maricq

Villu Maricq, Department of Neurobiology, University of Utah, USA


Protein regulation of NMDAR-mediated signaling


Villu Maricq received his medical and scientific training at the University of California, San Francisco & the University of California, Berkeley. Following postdoctoral work at UCSF with Dr. David Julius and Dr. Cori Bargmann, Dr. Maricq joined the faculty at the University of Utah. Dr. Maricq’s research explores the molecular machinery that contributes to the information-processing capabilities of the nervous system, with a focus on neural circuits and the regulation and function of synaptic transmission. He approaches these questions relies with a genetics-based strategy, and aims to gain a mechanistic understanding of how synaptic receptors are delivered to synapses, how auxiliary proteins modulate their function, and the synaptic control of complex behaviors such as learning and memory. Dr. Maricq has received numerous awards for his research, including a NIH Director’s Pioneer award. 

Website: https://faculty.utah.edu/u0028540-ANDRES_VILLU_MARICQ/hm/index.hml