Discovering molecules and mechanisms regulating dendrite formation (2010–2012)

Dendrites are neuronal projections necessary to receive stimuli from other neurons or the external environment. Abnormalities in dendrite development associate with mental retardation and other human conditions such as Down syndrome, Rett syndrome and Fragile-X syndrome. The studies presented in this proposal, using the powerful genetic and molecular tools available for the nematode C. elegans, will provide new insight into the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating dendrite development.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council