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Jeff Macklis, PhD.

A New Way of Looking at Neurons: Jeffrey Macklis receives NIH Pioneer Award funding to study complexity of the subcellular systems within individual neurons

October 5, 2017

By GRETA FRIAR

As a neuron develops, the axon grows from the central cell body like an arm with many fingers reaching out to explore the surroundings. These fingers, known as growth cones, travel long distances seeking out specific other neurons to form synapses, connective links that create the circuitry in the brain controlling sensation, movement, thinking, and behavior.

The axon and its extensions have typically been thought of like simple cables carrying information between cell bodies, with the cell bodies directing all growth and movement. In fact,...

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2016 Mar 08

HSCRB-HSCI Seminar

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Stuart Orkin, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Host: Amy Wagers

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