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? What are the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tiling and self-avoidance?
Lab and friends of lab took on a crisp NYC Sunday morning to fundraise for brain tumor research, and stretch the legs! Good job runners and walkers alike!
Preprint of our collaborative project with the Hillman lab on proprioceptor function is online at bioRxiv!
A great collaborative effort between our lab and the incredible Elizabeth Hillman, Wenze Li, and Venkata Voleti. Project began to take shape at one of our earliest Zuckerman Institute investigator meetings. Congratulations Rebecca! https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/11/09/467274
More to come!
Great work Sam!