Faculty & Staff

Faculty in our department are taking advantage of new approaches in their integrative studies that range from molecular to systems biology and behavior. Our research focuses on neuroscience, and particularly on developmental neuroscience.

Faculty are investigating:

  • Ontogenetic events (e.g., stem cell proliferation, neuronal migration, and synaptogenesis)
  • Intracellular signaling (e.g., calcium regulation)
  • Extracellular communication (mediated by growth factors and extracellular glycoproteins)
  • Sensory and motor systems (e.g., somatosensory cortex, cingulate cortex, and cerebellum)
Live Rod Photoreceptors Expressing EGFP

In the Knox lab, we utilize high–resolution live cell imaging in transgenic Xenopus to compare the properties of fluorescently tagged rhodopsin and disease–linked mutants. The mutants are abnormally distributed both in the inner and outer segments (OS) and form aberrant fluorescent foci. In this slide: Live rod photoreceptors expressing EGFP.