Munich Neuroscience Calendar


10.09.2019, 11:00 Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
until 12:00
Event Type: Talk
Speaker: Jeremy Kay
Institute: Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Eye Center

Title: How to build a neural circuit: Lessons from the retina

MPI of Neurobiology, Seminar room NQ 105
Am Klopferspitz 18
82152 Martinsried

Host: Herwig Baier

My lab studies the molecules that are responsible for cell-cell recognition during neural circuit formation in the retina. We are interested in this question because molecules such as these are critical for visual function, and they may have broader roles in development of circuits throughout the brain. Here I will discuss molecular mechanisms that enable precise and selective interactions between particular cell types during circuit assembly, focusing on the direction-selective circuit of mouse retina as our major model system.

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