Active Research Projects
Dendrites and axons show extraordinarily diverse forms and modes of patterning, with important implications for nervous system wiring and neuronal function. Our lab is interested in how neurons acquire their type-specific morphology and organization and how this organization underlies circuit function. To approach this problem, we use molecular, genetic, anatomical, and behavioral approaches to identify the mechanisms that sculpt somatosensory circuits during development.
How are dendritic territories and axon targets established? How do cell-cell interactions determine these morphologies?
Proprioception imaging study is featured on NIH Director's Blog as part of "Cool Videos" series.
Current Biology dispatch written by Dr. Craig Montell gives perspective on our paper and paper from Dan Tracey's lab.