Structural and trafficking proteins

Summers, Daniel

Daniel Summers, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Neurons extend long projections called axons that establish connections throughout the body. In humans, axons can reach over a meter in length and extreme isolation from the cell body imposes unique challenges on this compartment. Axonal degeneration is a prominent event in many neurodegenerative...
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C. Andrew Frank, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Homeostasis is a robust form of regulation that allows a system to maintain a constant output despite external perturbations. In the nervous system, homeostasis plays a critical role in regulating neuronal and synaptic activity. Yet the molecular basis of this form of neural plasticity is generally...
Kamal Rahmouni.

Kamal Rahmouni, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
The work in my laboratory is focused on the neurobiology of metabolism, energy homeostasis and cardiovascular function and related disorders such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension. The central nervous system is a major player in the regulation of energy homeostasis as well as cardiovascular...
Marco Hefti

Marco M. Hefti, MD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
I am interested in the role of the tau protein in human brain development and in response to early-life hypoxic-ischemic injury, and in how this related to the development of age-related tauopathies such as Alzheimers disease. Recent publications
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Samuel M. Young, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor
My laboratory is focused on the fundamental question– “How do synapses enable neuronal circuits to transmit a wide diversity of information?” Outcomes from our work will define the molecular principles that govern how synaptic properties drive neuronal circuit output which underpins organism...
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Stefan Strack, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
Reversible phosphorylation of key proteins, such as ion channels and neurotransmitter-synthesizing enzymes, regulates synaptic transmission and other aspects of neuronal physiology and development. While the enzymes that add phosphates to proteins, protein kinases, have been studied extensively...
Val Sheffield

Val Sheffield, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
My laboratory is interested in identifying and understanding the function of genes, which cause a variety of human disorders. Our research efforts have focused on the molecular genetics of monogenic disorders with focus on hereditary blindness including Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, retinitis pigmentosa...