Student research scientist: Biochemistry
We are interested in how the brain becomes wired during development. We use mouse genetic models to study the role of neural adhesion molecules in promoting synapse formation in the frontal cortex. We are also interested in the role of endocannabinoids related to marijuana in regulating synapse formation.
Key word for research: immunofluorescence staining of mouse brain section, advanced microscopy, site directed mutagenesis of Plasmid cDNA, image analysis
See our web site for more details srclab.web.unc.edu