Erika Matunis

What are cellular and molecular mechanisms that control tissue regeneration in vivo?  Stem cells ensure tissue renewal in most adult tissues, and their activities are under the precise control of signals from specific local microenvironments, or niches. The ability...

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Mollie K. Meffert

The goal of the Meffert lab is to gain a mechanistic understanding of how selective gene programs are recruited and maintained to modify the nervous system during development, experience-dependent plasticity, and in injury or disease.  Rather than focusing on...

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Caren L. Freel Meyers

We take chemical-biology approaches to pursue new anti-infective strategies. Since 2005, my group has developed approaches to block the indispensable MEP pathway for isoprenoid biosynthesis and vitamin biosynthesis in pathogens. DXP synthase has emerged from this work as a...

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Brady J. Maher

My lab is focused on understanding fundamental mechanisms involved in brain development and brain function with an emphasis on how dysfunction in these mechanisms can result in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. By focusing on key developmental genes that are...

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Keri Martinowich

Even among similar cell types, differences in synaptic connectivity and activity patterns render these populations functionally and molecularly distinct. While early cell type-specific investigations obtained molecular profiles on the basis of cell-type markers,   molecular genetic tools now allow researchers...

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Luis Garza

What if you could grow a new heart or liver if your first one failed? Our lab is interested if organogenesis can happen again in adults. We use skin as our model system and try to ask basic questions...

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Ulrich Mueller

MECHANOTRANSDUCTION AND AUDITORY PERCEPTION Hair cells in the inner ear are mechanosensors for the perception of sound and head movements. Sound signals directly activate mechanically gated ion channels in hair cells, leading to hair cell depolarization and the release...

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Carl Wu

We are interested in the biochemical principles that govern chromatin structure and gene expression. Chromatin is the native complex of DNA and histone proteins in nucleosome arrays, associated with nonhistone proteins and RNA. Chromatin has an important role in...

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Edward Twomey

Research topics: Cryo-electron microscopy, membrane proteins, glutamate receptors, protein homeostasis We are interested in the structural and biochemical underpinnings of neurotransmission and neurodegeneration, as well as the homeostasis of the proteins contributing to these processes. Primarily, we will be...

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Bin Wu

Seeing is believing:  My lab is interested in visualizing and quantifying biological events as they happen in situ in real-time.  We use single-molecule imaging and spectroscopy technology in live cells, combined with theoretical modeling to extract dynamic biological information....

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