Peter Juo, PhD

Peter Juo, PhD

Associate Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology



BS, Biochemistry, Texas A&M University
PhD, Cell Biology, Harvard University
Postdoctoral Training, University of California, Berkeley; Harvard Medical School


Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 706
Laboratory: Jaharis 701D

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-3950
Lab Phone: 617-636-6627
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Neuroscience


Research Synopsis

Our laboratory is interested in identifying genes and molecular mechanisms involved in the targeting and turnover of synaptic proteins. We use a combination of genetics, biochemistry, in vivo fluorescence imaging and behavior to study the localization and regulation of postsynaptic neurotransmitter receptors. Understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in localizing and regulating synaptic proteins will reveal how synapses are built during development (synaptogenesis), and regulated in the mature nervous system during learning and memory. Studies revealing the function of proteins at normal synapses will provide the foundation for understanding the molecular basis of aberrant synaptic transmission observed in various neurological diseases.


Lab Members

Molly Hodul, PhD Student in Neuroscience   Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Kelsey Jones, MBS Student  Send an e-mail 
Eric Luth, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Lidia Park, MD, PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research