Genes and neural circuits for pain and touch behavior
Central and peripheral organization of the olfactory system
Cell biology of the neuron.
Developmental genetics of identified nerve cells in C. elegans.
Regulation of innate behavior in blood-feeding arthropods
Single molecule mechanics and engineering.
Cellular mechanisms of signal transduction and olfaction.
Mechanisms of neuronal differentiation and degeneration and their regulation by external growth factors
Molecular basis of nervous system development and function in Drosophila
Contribution of specific serotonin receptors as well as hippocampal neurogenesis to pathological states such as depression and anxiety
Cell and molecular mechanisms of associative and nonassociative learning
Social communication in Xenopus: development, function and evolution of neural circuits for producing and responding to vocal signals
The statistical analysis of neural and imaging data
Our laboratory aims to understand how specific circadian-regulated physiological functions (such as innate immunity, metabolism, and sleep) contribute to health and disease using Drosophila melanogaster.
Molecular studies of ion channel structure and function; synaptic transmission and plasticity in the mammalian brain
We develop and apply molecular, optical and data analytic methods for multi-scale understanding of complex biological systems.
Evolution of cell types and circuits in the vertebrate brain.
Motor proteins in axonal transport, brain developmental disease, and synaptic function
The use of Stem Cells to Study the Development and Function of the Nervous System
Structure, function, regulation and cell biology of ion channels.
Development and function of the cortical microcircuitry.
Department of Biological Sciences
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