Genesis, Survival and Differentiation of Neurons

Chromatin structure and function during retinal development and disease.
Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.
Development, plasticity and regeneration of neural circuits
Cell signaling, dendritic morphogenesis and autophagy/mitophagy in neurodegenerative diseases
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Development, Disease and Regeneration of the Eye
The mechanism of neuroinflammation and immunotherapies for stroke
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
Neuron migration and maturation in the limbic system in mice and humans.
Physiology imaging and computation in the olfactory system.
Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.
Mechanisms of neurovascular damage and repair in cerebral ischemia and traumatic brain injury