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210th iCeMS Seminar: Dr Kwok-On Lai

July 26, 2017

Dr Kwok-On Lai

School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Synapse development of neuron: focus on dendritic mRNAs

Neurons receive their excitatory synaptic inputs at specialized compartments called dendritic spines. Altered spine morphology is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, underscoring the importance of proper spine maturation in brain function. Here I will describe the importance of kinesin-mediated dendritic transport in the control of spine morphology, and discuss how we gain new insights into synapse development through characterization of dendritically localized mRNAs.

Date/Time July 26, 2017 / 10:30-12:00
Venue Research Bldg. No.1/Project Lab. Room 119
Admission Free
Registration Not required
Language English
Host Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study
Contact iCeMS Dan Ohtan Wang Lab
ohtan-g [at]

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