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Emerging Research Speaker Series on March 14, 2019

To foster community between UCLA faculty and staff, the UCLA Academic Senate, UCLA Staff Assembly, and Campus Human Resources cordially invite you to the 10th annual Emerging Research Speaker Series and reception.

Dr. Jonathan Flint, a professor in residence, in Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, will offer an engaging look into his research on understanding how genes influence behavior in a presentation on “The Genetic Basis of Depression.”

Dr. Flint, a senior scientist with the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics, is also a member of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Executive Committee. In this role, he explores the biological basis of depression with a 100,000-person study to identify genes linked to depression; this will be the largest genetic study of a single disorder. In addition, while teaching at Oxford University, Dr. Flint conducted the largest genetic study of depression to date, sequencing the genomes of 10,000 severely depressed Han Chinese women. His study, published in Nature (2015), identified two loci for major depressive disorder.

Learn more about Dr. Flint’s innovative work on Thursday, March 14, 2019, starting at 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Iris Cantor Auditorium at Geffen Hall, a space designed to engage the community, promote interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork, leverage technology, and provide flexible spaces that can continually adapt to innovations in curricula, teaching tools, and learning styles.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 8, using the Emerging Research Speaker Series online registration form. Limited seating is available.

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