Program Director/Department Chair: Barry Knox, PhD
The signal transduction events that regulate the functional organization of neurons in the brain, and the phenotypes caused by defects in the genes that encode these signaling molecules.
Molecular studies of brain malformations.
Visual transduction, Gene Expression, Membrane proteins
Role of glycoproteins in oncogenesis and brain development
Molecular basis of cortical-basal ganglia and cortical-cerebellar circuit formation and dysfunction in neurological and psychiatric disease.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of cerebral cortex development.
Lissencephaly / neuronal migration disorders; Dendritogenesis and early cortical wiring; Reelin-Dab1 signaling; Adaptor proteins; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; Intellectual disability
Neuronal survival and development.
Deciphering and manipulating cellular, synaptic, and circuit mechanisms governing feeding and anxiety-related behavior with genetic and system neuroscience approaches
Genetic mechanisms of Drosophila neural stem cell self-renewal and specification.