Current Research
Development and Organization of Neural Circuits

Liqun Luo is interested in the development and organization of the brain – from individual neurons to complex neural circuits. Working in developing flies and mice, Luo and his team have designed and applied genetic tools to characterize mechanisms of neural development, including growth cone signaling, dendrite morphogenesis, axon pruning, and wiring specificity of neural circuits. In addition, they are studying the anatomical organization and functional properties of neural circuits in adult animals. The team has a continuing interest in creating tools to probe neural circuit assembly and organization.

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