Eric Luth

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BA, Biology (Neuroscience Concentration)
Colby College
Waterville, ME
PhD, Neuroscience
Harvard University
Boston, MA
Postdoctoral Scholar
Peter Juo, PhD, Adviser

 

 

I am researching one of the most basic elements of neurobiology – how neurons form connections with each other. Specifically, I use the worm C. elegans to identify and characterize genes involved in the formation of glutamatergic synapses. By examining organisms in which specific pre- and postsynaptic neuronal pairs are fluorescently labeled, I will be able to distinguish between genes that are important for glutamatergic synaptogenesis in general and those that may play a role only in a certain neuronal context.

As part of the TEACRS program, I will teach Neuroscience at UMass-Boston in the spring of 2016.

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