Stress, the Brain, and How the Environment Shapes Us

Friday, 14 February 2014
Regency C (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Huda Akil , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Akil, Co-director of the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan, studies the neurobiology of stress and emotions, including anxiety and depression. She was the first person to describe the role of endogenous opiates in brain function and is a co-editor of Social Neuroscience: Gene, Environment, Brain, and Body.