Molecular Mechanisms of Neural Functions

The basic principles governing communication between neurons are determined by their molecular constituents, which work together in space and time to facilitate the functional properties of many types of neurons and/or glia. Key molecules include a neuronal-specific complement of cell-surface receptors, ion channels, transporters, transmitters, and signaling proteins facilitating excitability, synaptic function and plasticity, sensory transduction, cell-cell communication, and the formation of neural networks.

Faculty Researching Molecular Mechanisms of Neural Functions

Julie Miller, Ph.D.

Neuroscience & Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Jean Wilson, Ph.D.

Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Daniela Zarnescu, Ph.D.

Molecular and Cellular Biology

GSARC Co-Chair

GIDPAC Representative