Active Research Projects

Building neurons and circuits

Dendrites and axons show extraordinarily diverse forms, with important implications for nervous system wiring and neuronal function. Our lab is interested in how neurons acquire their morphology 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.

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January 25, 2023

Congratulations Grace!

Congratulations Grace on being awarded a K01 NIAMS Mentored Research Scientist Development Award! Looking forward to seeing your future research take off!

December 16, 2022

Congratulations Dr. Lu!

Congratulations to Dr. Shan Lu for a successful dissertation defense!  We look forward to learning more about how we sense the internal body state.

September 21, 2022

Congrats Patricia!

Congrats Dr. Cooney on your successful thesis defense!  We look forward to great things.