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The major goals for this project are to understand how SYG-2 and SYG-1 interaction leads to the target choice of HSNL in C. elegans
Stanford University, Department of Biology, Stanford, CA
The major goal of this project is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying dendrite growth and branching
Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
This award supports our research project on the investigation of molecular mechanisms of Kirrel protein family in synaptic connectivity
The connectivity of a neuron (its unique constellation of synaptic inputs and outputs) is essential for its function. Neuronal connections are made with exquisite accuracy between specific types of neurons. How each neuron finds its synaptic partners has been a central question in developmental neurobiology. We utilize the relatively simple nervous system of nematode C. elegans, to search for molecules that can specify synaptic connections and understand the molecular mechanisms of synaptic as