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The Department of Physiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine holds events for faculty, residents, and fellows. See details on the individual events via the entries below.
Focus of Work: The goal of our group s work is to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie synaptic communication within the mammalian cortex. In particular, we are interested in how excitatory synapses respond to cues within the environment, thus contributing to the refinement of neural circuitry, and ultimately, contributing to cognitive function.
Focus of Work: Identifying and investigating novel molecular bases of cellular recognition that control neuronal circuit assembly during human development and disease.
Focus of Work: My lab is interested in defining mechanisms of neurodegeneration in order to identify new targets for development of neuroprotective ( disease-modifying ) therapeutic strategies. Most of our current work is on Parkinson s disease (PD), and we are particularly interested in mitochondrial abnormalities and their roles in causing oxidative damage, protein aggregation and neurodegeneration.
Focus of Work: Mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and chronic pain. This pursuit employs a combination of electrophysiological, optical, genetic and behavioral approaches.