The Broadie Lab
works on nervous system development, including neuronal pathfinding,
target recognition and synaptogenesis.
Lab members take a genetic approach in Drosophila, using mutagenesis
screens to identify developmental mutants, and a combination of light
electron microscope ultrastructural studies and electrophysiology to
characterize mutant phenotypes. Trainees in the Broadie lab typically
take one of two courses; 1) molecular genetics training in the mutagenesis,
mapping, cloning and transgenic manipulation of target genes, or 2)
cellular neurobiology training in confocal imaging and functional neurobiological
techniques to assay mutant phenotypes. Motivated students pursue both
courses in parallel.
more information about Dr. Broadie visit his Vanderbilt
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