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The Molecular Nociception Group focuses on genetic approaches to understanding the biology of damage-sensing neurons (nociceptors), somatosensation, pain and touch.
The Circuit Neuroscience group is interested in understanding the cellular basis of neural computation in the mammalian brain. Specifically, investigating how the integrative properties of neuronal dendrites and the anatomical and functional connectivity of neural circuits contribute to coding and processing of information in the intact brain.
Molecular Cell Biology group is investigating a variety of cellular mechanisms which are essential for the proper function of the cells and whose de-regulation causes various diseases. The research within the group spans a wide variety of topics, such as neural communication mechanisms in health and disease, control of chromosome stability and cell cycle progression, investigation of the disease mechanisms of antitrypsin deficiency and various other serpinopathies and dissection of the mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases
The Neural Stem Cell, Development and Repair group are investigating the diversity and function of neurons and glia in the central nervous system.
The Drug discovery laboratory conducts research on the edge of chemistry and biology using the latest techniques and developing new ones for the study of biological systems. We collaborate extensively with biologists in academia and industry.