Title: How do neurons take their shapes?
Abstract: Because neuron morphology is of pivotalimportance to the physiology and connectivity of neurons, understanding howneurons take their shapes (i.e., neuronal morphogenesis) has been a major goalof neuroscience. Despite a large volume of literature on neuronalmorphogenesis, fundamental problems remain unsolved. Specifically, there havebeen few unifying theories that explain diverse morphologies of neurons. Inthis lecture, Dr. Bing Ye will discuss the challenges in the field and presentrecent studies from his laboratory.
BurtonL. Baker Collegiate Professor of the Life Science
Associate Professor of Celland Developmental Biology
Life Sciences Institute andDepartment of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan