Genesis, Survival and Differentiation of Neurons

Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.
Cell signaling, mitochondria and autophagy regulation in genetic models of Parkinson's disease.
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Development, maturation and function of the auditory and somatosensory systems.
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.
Physiology imaging and computation in the olfactory system.
Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.