The Unit of Developmental Neurogenetics is investigating the molecular and genetic mechanisms underpinning the specification and lineage decisions of neural stem cells (NSCs). Using mouse genetic approaches, we are pursuing a better understanding of the diverse roles that Sonic hedgehog signaling plays in both the developing and mature nervous system.
- The molecular mechanism by which Shh acts on neural stem cells
- Genetic profiling of neural stem cells and their niche
- The neural circuitry of NSC-derived granule neurons in the hippocampus
- Genetic lineage of midbrain dopaminergic neurons
Dr. Sohyun Ahn
- 9000 Rockville Pike
BLDG 6B, RM 2B/220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2790
Please contact us if you are interested in joining our lab.