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Drosophila sensory neurons tile the larval body wall, Dr. Chun Han

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Arnold Kriegstein

Neocortical development

Research in our lab focuses on the way in which neural stem and progenitor cells produce neurons, and ways in which this information can be used for cell based therapies to treat diseases of the nervous system.  We found that radial glial cells, are neuronal stem cells in the developing brain and also found a second type of precursor cell produced by radial glial cells that is responsible for generating specific neuronal subtypes.  We have recently begun to characterize the progenitor cells within the developing human brain, to determine the genetic profiles of specific progenitor populations, and to explore how these cells contribute to the huge expansion of neuron number that characterizes human cerebral cortex.