Presented by Dr. Fair Vassoler

Sunday 15th May 2022 19.00 – 20.00


Webinar Cost £15.00

(Free for ICB Members) About this webinar

This webinar will dive into the neurobiological underpinnings of behavior. It will discuss how the brain can control behavior and how learning new behaviors can change the brain. It will also discuss how these concepts can be applied to canine behavior.

  • Overview of the anatomy of the brain
  • Basics of neural communication (synapses, neurotransmitters, and receptors)
  • Emphasis on learning and memory and mechanisms of neural plasticity
  • Discussion on how the brain controls behaviors
  • Discussion on how behaviors can change the brain
  • How can understanding of the brain help with dog’s behaviors?

Please pay and register for the webinar using the button below (please make sure you register after payment) Register here   Once you have paid, Paypal will take you to a registration page, if you are using your phone please scroll down to complete registration. Once you have paid and registered for the webinar, the joining link will be emailed straight to you – THEY WILL GO INTO YOUR JUNK FOLDER If you do not receive these please email About the Presenter Dr. Fair Vassoler is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She also has a secondary appointment in the Neuroscience Department in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She received a Master’s in Pharmacology and Biomedical Neuroscience from Boston University School of Medicine and her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed additional post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania and Tufts University. Dr. Vassoler teaches veterinary neurobiology and pharmacology in the veterinary and graduate curriculum at the Cummings School. She has an active research program with a primary focus on addiction and substance use disorders. Current research projects include transgenerational epigenetic effects and mechanisms of transfer of parental opioid exposure, epigenetic modifications in response to opioids, and the development of novel therapeutic modalities to treat refractory relapsing addiction. She utilizes state of the art molecular and cellular techniques in combination with animal models to address these questions. Additionally, her interests include both education and community outreach. In that capacity, she is involved in the Boston Area Neuroscience Group (BANG), which provides community education and outreach opportunities as well as volunteer work in underserved communities as a classroom neuroscience guest to promote STEM.