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NextGen Precision Health Neuroscience Seminar – May 24, 2023


The goal of the NextGen Precision Health & Neuroscience Science Seminar is to highlight transdisciplinary precision research taking place in the field, provide opportunities for collaboration among researchers to build their own research efforts and promote clinical/researcher activity across the University of Missouri System and our partners.

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"Neurobiology of Depression and New Targets

Presented by: Ma-Li Wong, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Date: May 24, 2023, 4-5 p.m.

Location: Tom and Linda Atkins Family Seminar Room, Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building

This seminar has been canceled.




Dr. Wong will discuss pharmacogenomics of antidepressants that has led to the new targets that her team are currently studying.

Speaker BioMa-Li Wong

Dr. Ma-Li Wong is a translational physician-scientist. Her lab has developed a translational program of neuroscience research that spans the bench and the clinic to unravel the neurobiology of stress, antidepressants and major depressive disorder (MDD) as well as co-morbid conditions, such as obesity and anxiety. The fundamental biology of MDD and antidepressant response involves the central alteration of neuropeptides and immune mediators in limbic system circuits that cause depressed mood and regulate the stress response, body weight, endocrine rhythms and immune function. Dr. Wong directs the Precision Medicine Laboratory in Psychiatry at SUNY in Syracuse, New York, and has a record of successful collaborations with national and international investigators. Her research focuses on identifying and studying stress-regulated modulators of social behavior.