Anatomy & Neurobiology
113 Irvine Hall
Working to Understand: cell surface molecules that identify certain classes of cells.
Scientific Foci, Cancer: use of peptide-containing liposomes and immuno-liposomes to identify cell surface molecules of tumor cells for delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs specifically to targeted cancer cells.
Scientific Foci, Neuroscience: studies of expression of cell-secreted neurotrophins that aid axonal target selection in developing cerebral cortex, including both neocortex and hippocampal formation. Experiments use tissue slice and dissociated cell culture techniques to understand how expression of neurotrophin-3 guides cholinergic axons to form synapses with cortical neurons.