Asya Rolls, PhD

November 18, 2020  8:00 - 9:00 a.m. PST


Think globally act locally: The SNS in neuroimmune interactions

ASYA ROLLS is an Associate Prof. at the Rappaport Medical School, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. She is also an International Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-Wellcome investigator. Rolls is interested in the physiological mechanisms whereby emotions and thoughts affect physical health. Her laboratory uses chemogenetic, optical, and behavioral approaches to investigate how specific brain activity affects the immune response. By deciphering the neuronal pathways mediating brain-immune signals, her work aims to harness the brain’s therapeutic potential.

She obtained her PhD from the Weizmann Institute (The late Prof. Ofer Lider and Prof. Michal Schwartz), Israel and completed her postdoctoral training at the Psychiatry Department at Stanford University, CA, as a Fulbright Scholar (Prof. Luis de Lecea, Prof. Craig Heller, and in collaboration with Prof. Irv Weisman).

Dr. Rolls is a member of the Israeli Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Her work has been recognized through a number of awards including the NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Krill Prize (Wolf Foundation), the Adelis Brain Research Award, the Rappaport Young Investigator Award, and the ERC starting grant.

Presentation will be held at 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. PST via Zoom Webinar. 

Registration is FREE and you do not need to be a member!


Registration link https://pnirs.memberclicks.net/Rolls 



PNIRS Presents Schedule

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Michael Irwin, MD, PNIRS Past-President, 2000-2001 
Insomnia and inflammation: Experimentally defining affective mechanisms of vulnerability to inform depression prevention and treatment
October 22, 2020. 8:00 a.m. PDT. Professional Page

Asya Rolls, PhD 
Think globally act locally: The SNS in neuroimmune interactions
November 18, 2020. 8:00 a.m. PST. Professional Page

Neil Harrison, MBBS PhD MRCP MRCPsych, PNIRS-Elect President, 2021-2022
Inflammation-associated Depression: What’s happening in the brain? 
December 17, 2020. 8:00 a.m. PST. Professional Page

Steve Cole, PhD
January 13, 2021. 1:00 p.m. PST.  Professional Page

Staci D. Bilbo, PhD
February 10, 2021, 8:00 a.m. PST.  Professional Page

Gregory E. Miller, PhD
March 17, 8:00 a.m. PST.  Professional Page

Jacoba (Cobi) J. Heijnen, PhD
To be announced.    
Professional Page