INS Colloquium 01
Title: Positive and negative regulation in the development of nerve cell branching
Speaker: Le Ma, Assistant Professor at Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute of University of Southern California
Time and place: Nov. 14th, 16:00- 17:00pm, 601 Pao Yue-Kong Library
Nerve cell branching is an important component of complex neural circuits. My research focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the development of axonal and dendritic branches. I will describe two molecular cues that we have identified that are critical to developing axon bifurcation and dendritic arbor. I will discuss how these cues might be used to construct diverse branch shape and pattern.
BS in Biochemistry from Fudan, Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental biology from Harvard. Postdoc in Developmental Neurobiology from Stanford/UCSF. Currently investigator at Zilkha Neurogenetic institute of University of Southern California.