Biology

Andrew Garrett

Andrew Garrett

Mechanisms controlling the wiring of the central nervous system. Recent publications
Atulya Iyengar

Atulya Iyengar

Recent publications
Austin Keeler

Austin B. Keeler

I am fascinated by the mechanisms influencing the development of neural networks--how do individual neurons form connections with particular partners, and to what degree is this progress caused by stochastic expression of affinity molecules. Recent publications
Thornburg, Emma

Emma Thornburg-Suresh

I study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of axon degeneration. I am specifically interested in a group of proteins called stathmins, which regulate microtubule dynamics in axons. I am especially interested in how stathmins may regulate axon transport. Our lab utilizes a cell culture model...
 

Jihye Lee

Recent publications
Camille Hanes

Camille Hanes

I study a group of cell adhesion molecules called gamma protocadherins, which are important for the development of neural circuitry. To uncover isoform-specific roles among the 22 different gamma protocadherin isoforms, I use CRISPR-Cas9-generated mutant mice that lack subsets of the 22 isoforms. I...
 

Adrienne Benediktsson

I am interested in the role that glia play in the nervous system—particularly their actions at glutamatergic synapses. Recent publications
Mark Lobas

Mark Lobas

My research revolves around the role of the gamma-protocadherins in the choroid plexus (CP) epithelium. The CP is the main contributor to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) production, which is critical for brain health and homeostasis. The CP comprises four epithelia, each residing in one of the ventricles...
Ryan Betters

Ryan Betters

Our lab studies neurodegenerative disease in the broader context of brain development, focusing on the mechanisms of tau regulation. We take advantage of the unique physiology of the developing brain to investigate the mechanisms that may be specific to diseases such as Alzheimer's. I study the...
 

Scott Schachtele

While the majority of the lab's projects focus on defining the cellular pathways that mediate survival of spiral ganglion neurons in the auditory system, my research project investigates early synapse formation in the auditory cortex.My projects include: describing how early auditory input...