I am an MSTP student in the lab interested in studying the subcellular localization of synaptic proteins, particularly during development. Neurons rely on a combination of precise, cell-type specific processes to assemble the brain and establish many classes of synapses. How are the molecular compositions of distinct synapses defined on the protein level? Using novel tools developed in our lab, I am currently investigating the subcellular localization of several types of neurotransmitter receptors and possible mechanisms underlying this process.

Graduate Student