My laboratory is interested in the development of the nervous system and the regenerative abilities of adult neurons. We employ function-based large-scale genetic screening in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to discover genes and pathways. In combination with in vivo imaging and biochemistry, we have uncovered several layers of molecular control of formation and repair of the nervous system.
In this talk, I will focus on a conserved protein kinase pathway that acts as a double-edged sword in synapse development and axon regrowth, and present on-going efforts to expand the findings from C. elegans to mammalian nervous system.
Yishi Jin, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Section of Neurobiology
Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego
Special Neuroscience Seminar by the NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai