Meyer Jackson

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Short Research Description

We study synaptic mechanisms at the molecular and circuit levels. At the molecular level we are interested in the mechanism of neurotransmitter release, the roles of SNARE proteins, and how calcium binding to synaptotagmin triggers the fusion of the vesicle membrane with the plasma membrane. At the circuit level we are interested in how neural networks process and store information. We use imaging techniques to follow the electrical activity in many neurons simultaneously within an intact neural circuit. Our studies combine biophysical methods of measuring signaling events in and between neurons with molecular techniques to control and target specific proteins with important functions.

Membership in other UW Grad Training Programs
Biophysics, Neuroscience Training Program, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Physiology Graduate Training Program, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
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