The Alice and Siegfried Menkes Chair in Cancer Research
Developmental Neurobiology lab
Our laboratory aims at elucidating basic processes that concern the embryonic development of the nervous system. We focus on three main subjects: first, the development of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) from the neural crest. Second, the cellular and molecular basis underlying the transition from the neural crest state (PNS) to the definitive roof plate of the CNS. Third, the molecular signals that mediate interactions between mesoderm and nervous system, found to be of significance for neural patterning and differentiation.