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


Campus Address: GH, N-272C Box: 2140
(415) 476-0431

David Julius

Molecular biology

We  are interested in the molecular biology of sensory  transduction and neurotransmitter action in the mammalian  nervous system. One of our goals is to understand  the  molecular basis of somatosensation - the process  whereby we experience touch and temperature - with  an emphasis on identifying molecules that detect noxious  (pain-producing) stimuli. We are also interested in understanding how somatosensation is altered in response to tissue or nerve injury.