Neuroscience Seminar: Dr. Alvin Terry
Dr. Alvin Terry presents “Organophosphate Exposure and Cognitive Deficits: Elucidating the Mechanisms and Identifying Therapeutic Targets“ on October 1, 2015 at 3:30pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175.
Dr. Alvin Terry is a Regents’ Professor and Chair as well as the Associate Vice President for Basic Science Research within the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Augusta University (formerly Georgia Regents University). His research interests focus on the role of central acetylcholine (i.e., cholinergic) pathways in cognition; specifically how these neuronal pathways are involved in the memory dysfunction associated with specific neurologic and psychiatric illnesses. The actions of both pharmaceutical and toxicological agents on the cholinergic neuronal system, axonal transport, as well as the major growth factors (nerve growth factor, brain derived growth factor) that support the cholinergic system are of particular interest.
Dr. Terry’s laboratory also focuses on drug discovery and development strategies for the treatment of illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. The laboratory employs a variety of methods to test hypotheses ranging from behavioral testing in animal models (rodents to non-human primate) to molecular, cellular and analytical techniques (e.g., immunoblotting methods, immunohistochemistry, receptor autoradiography, Mass Spectrometry, etc).