Active Research Projects
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.
How are dendritic territories and axon targets established? How do cell-cell interactions determine these morphologies?
A huge congratulations to Dr. Grace Shin on accepting a tenure-track assistant professor position at Ohio State University! We look forward to exciting work from your new lab!
We welcomed Dr. Rebecca Vaadia back to lab meeting to discuss her career path post graduation in the science communications industry. Thank you Rebecca for your valuable career insights!
Wes and Abby Wood invited by the Center for Teaching and Learning to be a part of enlightening panel discussion on mentorship.