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Szaro Lab

Research Interests

Neurobiology: the development neurofilaments & neurons.

Research Area

In my laboratory we use the tools of modern molecular and cell biology to study axonal development. Neurofilaments are one of the principal components of the axonal cytoskeleton, and their molecular composition changes during axonal development. We hypothesize that these changes influence the structural properties of growing axons, and help them to accomodate the varying requirements for plasticity and stability that arise during development. To explore this hypothesis, we study the neurofilaments of axons in the frog, Xenopus laevis.

Current Members

Szaro, Ben G. (Principal Investigator/Director)
Wang, Chen (Graduate Student)


Institution: SUNY Albany

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General/Lab Phone: 518-591-8852

General/Lab Fax: (518) 442-4767