"Evolutionary conserved transcriptional response toward BMP signaling in developing mouse and xenopus embryos"
Ken Cho, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology
University of California Irvine
102 Jones Hall
The goal of our research is to improve understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control brain development. Cortical patterning requires the morphological elaboration of billions of neurons and precise formation and maturation of trillions of synaptic connections. Alterations to this complex developmental program are likely to be causally involved in cognitive disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Detailed knowledge of the mechanisms underlying synapse formation, maturation, and plasticity will ultimately provide strategies for improving the natural progression of cortical development, in addition to allowing intervention in response to detrimental perturbations.
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