12.00-12.15 Elisa Galliano
King’s College London, UK & Harvard University, USA
“Embryonic and postnatal neurogenesis produce functionally distinct subclasses of dopaminergic neuron”
Most neurogenesis in the mammalian brain is completed embryonically, but in certain areas the production of neurons continues throughout postnatal life. The properties of mature postnatally-generated neurons often match those of their embryonically-produced counterparts. However, we show that in the olfactory bulb, embryonic and postnatal neurogenesis produce functionally distinct subpopulations of dopaminergic neurons, placing important constraints on the functional roles of adult-born neurons.