SEMINAR: Effects of Glyceollins on gene expression in the female mouse brain

Dr. Sanaya Stocke
When Jan 31, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Vogt, RM 311
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Contact Phone 502-852-7485
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Abstract:Glyceollins (Glys), produced by soy plants in response to stress, have anti-estrogenic activity in breast and ovarian cancer cells. Glys also exhibit mechanisms of action not involving estrogen receptor (ER) signaling. The effects of Glys on brain physiology and function are unknown. This seminar presents recent work on the effects of Glys in the brain, which may be valuable for this potential future use as a dietary supplement or therapeutic agent.. 

Speaker:Dr. Sanaya Stocke completed her PhD in Biology at the University of Louisville in Summer 2016. Her research focused on determining the effects of a soy compound (Glyceollins) on gene expression in the female mouse brain. She has been a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Louisville since Fall 2016 and is currently working in the lab of Dr.Chad Samuelsen at the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology. Her research focuses on determining the role of gustatory cortex in the integration of chemosensory odor and taste stimuli using multielectrode electrophysiology, viral tracing of neurons and behavioral experiments in rats. 

Seminar Video on YouTube