Jeffrey Tasker

Residency
Scholarly Retreats
Website
http://www2.tulane.edu/sse/neuro/faculty/jeffrey-tasker.cfm
Type of work
Scholar
Location
Louisiana
Year
2019

A professor of neuroscience, Jeffrey Tasker will use his time in residence to write a major review article focusing on rapid signaling mechanisms of a novel membrane glucocorticoid receptor and its role in affective disorders of the brain.

The Tasker lab uses brain-slice patch-clamp, genetic, immunochemical, and molecular biology approaches to study the neural circuit organization and electrical and molecular signaling of hypothalamic neuroendocrine cells and amygdalar neurons involved in the brain regulation of physiological homeostasis, stress, depression, obesity, and stress disorders such as posttraumatic stress and anxiety.