Dr Nathalie Dehorter is a group leader at the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU. The goal of her research is to gain insight into the developmental processes involved in establishing neural networks and their functional impairments in various neurological disorders. She has a multi-disciplinary approach using high-level tools in electrophysiology, molecular biology, genetics and imaging. Her research relies on the study of animal models to investigate severe human motor-related pathologies (e.g Parkinson’s disease) and neuropsychiatric symptoms (e.g autism). Her talk will shed light on the adaptation of interneuron function in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease, and will introduce new possibilities for the development of novel therapeutic interventions.