Cell and Molecular Neuroscience

The Cell and Molecular Neuroscience group investigates a wide range of fundamental processes that underline neuronal function. Topics of interest include the regulation of gene expression in the nervous system, the physical bases of neuronal excitability, mechanisms of signal transduction, and the molecular foundations of neurological disease and disorders.

Cell and Molecular Neuroscience
image of extracellular matrix (ECM) staining on a glioma initiating cell One of many research initiatives in assistant professor Rick Matthews' lab focuses on the role of extracellular matrix and cell surface glycoproteins in the developing nervous system and in learning, memory, plasticity and diseases. This slide shows extracellular matrix (ECM) staining on a glioma initiating cell.