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Mubarak H. Syed
Mubark Syed
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Muenster, Germany, 2012
215 Castetter Hall
Arrives January 2019
syedm@unm.edu
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Research Interests: Our research aims to unravel the molecular mechanisms of neural diversity—from stem cells to neural circuits. We use Drosophila as a model organism to investigate (1) How temporally expressed transcription factors, and RNA-binding proteins specify cell identity and connectivity; (2) How glial cell types form and what is there function in the central brain; and (3) How growth hormone and nutrition regulates brain development and function. Our studies combine genetics, genomics, biochemistry, cell biology, high-resolution cellular imaging, and behavioral analysis.

 

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