Minagi Ozawa

Minagi

Minagi Ozawa
BS, Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
PhD Student in Neuroscience
Leon Reijmers, PhD, Adviser

 

 

 

 

Neuronal activity induced by our sensory and cognitive experiences stimulates changes in synaptic connections, and thereby the neural circuitry. Such activity-dependent plasticity is thought to form the cellular basis of how memories are encoded in the brain. Protein synthesis is critically involved in synaptic plasticity but the role, particularly of synthesis that occurs locally in dendrites, in enabling plasticity is not fully understood. I am investigating the activity-dependent changes in mRNA translation and protein synthesis that occur locally in dendrites during synaptic plasticity and memory formation.

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