Neurons in the Hippocampus, Zou Lab

Neurobiology: Research Topics

Disease-Related Neurobiology

Cellular mechanisms underlying neural pathology and its repair.

An extremely powerful way to study the normal function of a system is to break it in a controlled way. Although the NB faculty are primarily a basic science group—they study normal function—many of them have found that studying how it breaks down, its pathology, helps to understand its normal function, and can potentially have great benefit to mankind. These strategies include studies of cellular mechanisms controlling the formation, maintenance, and repair of neuronal structures; the developmental mis-programming of the connections between neurons: and the abnormal expression of cellular control mechanisms.