Cellular Neuroscience

The nervous system contains a highly diverse collection of neurons and their supporting cells, the glia. Each type of cell can be distinguished by its shape and by the electrical and chemical signals it uses to communicate with other cells. Cellular studies aim to understand the common characteristics shared by many cell types as well as the distinctive characteristics that underlie specialized aspects of function. Because the very nature of the nervous system is determined by the activities of neurons and glia, analyses of these cells is a focus in many of our laboratories.

Matt Sarkisian, Ph.D.

Gerald Shaw, Ph.D.

Dennis Steindler, Ph.D.

Wolfgang J. Streit, Ph.D.

David Zacharias, Ph.D.