Professor George J. Augustine
Irene Tan Liang Kheng Chair Professor of Neuroscience
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Plenary talk title:
Optogenetic mapping of local brain circuitry
George Augustine is the Irene Tan Liang Kheng Chair Professor of Neuroscience at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at NTU. He founded the Center for Functional Connectomics at KIST in Korea and was previously a member of the Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders Program at Duke-NUS, as well as the G.B. Geller Professor of Neurobiology in the Neurobiology Department at the Duke Medical School in the U.S.. Prof. Augustine is interested in molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission and optogenetic mapping of brain circuitry; he has also done work in the pancreas (endocrine and exocrine), as well as adrenal chromaffin cells. Prof. Augustine has published more than 200 scientific articles and is co-author of a popular textbook, titled Neuroscience.
- Kim, J., Lee, S., Tsuda, S., Zhang, X., Asrican, B., Gloss, B., Feng, G. and G.J. Augustine (2014) Optogenetic mapping of local inhibitory circuitry in cerebellum reveals spatial coordination of interneurons via electrical synapses. Cell Reports 7: 1601-1613.
- S.Q. Lo, J.C.G. Sng, and G.J. Augustine (2017) Defining a critical period for inhibitory circuits within the somatosensory cortex. Scientific Reports7:7271.
- B. Kim, S. Yoon, R. Nakajima, H.J. Lee, H.J. Lim, Y.-K. Lee, J.-S. Choi, B.-J. Yoon, G.J. Augustine and J.-H. Baik. (2018) Dopamine D2 receptor-mediated circuit from the central amygdala to the bed nucleus stria terminalis regulates impulsive behavior. PNAS 115:E10730-E10739