Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2007
Mentor: Luis F. Parada, Ph.D.
Department: Developmental Biology
Room number: Building NB, Room 5.208
Mail Code: 9133
Phone number: (214) 648-1822
Project title: Role of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase in Regulating Adult Neurogenesis and Mood Disorder
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Project Type: animal-based research (mice)
Brief Description of Project:
We find that the BDNF receptor, TrkB, is required for hippocampal neurogenesis. Conditional KO's of Trk B in the neurogenic niche results in mice that do not respond to serotonin uptake inhibitors in several behavioral paradigms. We are trying to understand the mechanism.
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