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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Peter Juo

Associate Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology
Peter Juo

Peter Juo

Associate Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology

Office phone: 617-636-3950
Lab phone: 617-636-6627
Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 706
Laboratory: 
Jaharis 701D
Education: 
BS, Biochemistry, Texas A&M University
PhD, Cell Biology, Harvard University
Postdoctoral Training, University of California, Berkeley; Harvard Medical School
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.

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