Thomas Biederer, PhD

Thomas

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

 

Education

Diploma in Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
PhD, Cell Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Postdoctoral Training, University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

Location

Campus: Boston
Office: Arnold 207
Laboratory: Arnold 205

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-2131
E-mail   Send an e-mail

Links

Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Neuroscience

 

Research Synopsis

It is our long-term goal to understand at a molecular and functional level how neurons form synapses with each other. Our current research aims to delineate the pathways that induce and coordinate synapse formation in brain development. In addition, we investigate how synapse-organizing mechanisms contribute in the adult nervous system to the activity-dependent remodeling of neuronal connectivity and networks. Attaining these goals is of importance to human health as altered synapse formation and stability underlie devastating brain disorders, including those that are neurodevelopmental, neurological, and related to addictive drugs. We pursue our goals by integrating biochemical, proteomic, cell biological, physiological, and behavioral experiments, spanning the range from molecules to genetically modified mice.

 

Lab Members

Tony Cijsouw, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail 
Andrew Coleman, PhD Student in Neuroscience Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Karen Perez de Arce, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Adema Ribic, Postdoctoral Scholar   Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Neha Shrestha, Senior Research Technician  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Jessica Yasko, Research Assistant  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Application for 2015 Admission

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The deadline for PhD programs is December 15, 2014.