Mark Jacquin, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Molecular mechanisms of mammalian sensory system development, plasticity and repair Read More
|Lab Phone:||(314) 362-9425|
|Lab Location:||McMillan 301/302|
|Keywords:||development, somatosensation, whiskers, neuroanatomy, adenovirus, behavior|
Molecular mechanisms of mammalian sensory system development, plasticity and repair
The long-term aim of our research is fourfold:
1) to determine the cellular circuitry responsible for the functional organization of sensory systems;
2) to uncover cellular and molecular principles controlling development of the mammalian peripheral and central nervous systems;
3) to assess the structural and functional consequences of peripheral and central nervous system injury;
4) to isolate effective strategies for repair of injuried neural tissue.
The rodent somatosensory system is being used as a model because of its stereotyped normal organization which lends itself to quantification, its known susceptibility to injury, and its clinical applications.
Updated January 2014