Research Highlights

The Yang Lab

Emotional feeding circuit


The Zhu Lab

Studying Neural Stem Cells

neural stem cells

The Yang Lab

Studying functional role of glia




The Eric Olson Lab, in collaboration with the Howell Laboratory, has found that the secreted ligand Reelin promotes both orientation and dendritogenesis of neurons during early cortical development. This response occurs within 4 hr of Reelin application we are exploring the role of additional signaling systems that coordinate the positioning and integration of immature neurons within a forming cortical circuit. In this slide: Aberrant cellular orientation and dendritic growth in Reelin–sigaling deficient mutant compared to control littermate.

Admissions - Physiology Program

The Physiology Program is accredited to award a PhD and a Masters Degree within the program.
There are two mechanisms for admission:

  1. You can apply for an undifferentiated status in the graduate school
  2. You can apply directly to the Physiology Program

The application process is the same for both mechanisms.