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Synaptic Signaling Underlying Complex Brain Disorders

Lab News: 08/10/16- Dr. Il Hwan Kim receives a NARSAD Young Investigator Award!
                       07/11/16- Rohit Ramnath becomes a newly minted Ph.D.  
                       05/15/16- Congrats to Shataakshi Dube on her Helmsley Scholarship.
                       04/05/16- Two new papers- one in Cell and one in Nature Neuroscience.
                       09/29/15- Congrats to Erin Spence on her NIH F31 Fellowship!!
                       07/15/15- Our research is highlighted by an editorial in Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

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Signaling to regulate dynamic cytoskeletal organization is critical for the neural development of excitatory and inhibitory synapses.  Abnormalities in these pathways alter synaptic plasticity and are linked to Intellectual Disability, Autism, and Schizophrenia.  We are discovering the topology of these pathways and the cellular mechanisms underlying these disorders.  Postdoctoral applicants with experience in behavior, optogenetics, neural circuit tracing, or electrophysiology with an excellent publication track record are encouraged to apply.