- Professor of Biology
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: (434) 243-6593
- Lab: (434) 243-6794
- Office: 310 PLSB
- B.S., University College, Cork, Ireland, 1985
- Ph.D., University of Utah, 1991
My lab is interested in how the cellular architecture of neurons dictates their function. We mostly focus on one serotonergic neuron, a type of cell that plays a critical role in diseases of human emotion. We have built a large repertoire of biological information about one point in the life of this cell in a model organism, and are using this to develop a systems-level understanding of its function. In order to further apply this structural approach, we are developing methods to scan the structures of all neurons in a part of the CNS. We are using this to assay global community-type changes in the nervous system is response to various insults.
For more information about research interests, visit my lab website.