Cellular, molecular and developmental neurobiology
Rapid, artificially induced regeneration of severed mammalian peripheral axons
Cellular mechanisms/biochemical pathways that seal plasmalemmal damage
I perform a significant amount of individual research instruction with undergraduates who often register for BIO research courses, Biology Honors, or Plan II thesis courses. Whether they officially register or not, each student makes a commitment to work 10-20 hours per week for at least 18 months and to take a series of courses in cell, molecular, and/or neurobiology to give them an appropriate conceptual and factual basis for their research. By the time they graduate, most such students are a co-author in at least one peer-reviewed publication and participate in weekly lab journal club/data presentation meeting.