Peter Juo, PhD

Peter Juo, PhD

Associate Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology



BS, Biochemistry, Texas A&M University
MS, Medical Sciences, Harvard 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, Cellular & Molecular Physiology, 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

Eric Luth, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Kaitlin Markoja, Research Assistant Send an e-mail
Ben Moss, MD, PhD Student in Neuroscience Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Application for 2015 Admission


The deadline for PhD programs is December 15, 2014.