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


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Tom Nowakowski

Development and function of the human brain

Our lab seeks to unravel the mechanisms underlying the development and function of the human brain. The vast majority of human neurons emerge from radial glia, which are specialized cells that carry neural stem cell potential and are found only in the developing brain. Together with other non-neural cells, radial glia support the emerging diversity of neurons through complex and dynamic cell-cell interactions. We utilize diverse, genomic- and cellular-level experimental and computational approaches towards single-cell systems biology view of human nervous system development and function. In particular, we are interested in applying functional genomics approaches to study developmental processes.