Current Research and Scholarly Interests
How does social experience influence the brain?
Our research is focused on understanding the mechanisms through which social change is transduced into cellular and molecular change.
How is retinal progenitor cell division and differentiation controlled?
The eyes of teleost fish continue to grow throughout life, and new cells are continually added to the functional retina. We are using this model system to determine what extrinsic and intrinsic signals influence the fate of retinal progenitors, particularly rod progenitors.