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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - Ahn Lab - Unit on Developmental Neurogenetics
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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.

Research Topics

  1. The molecular mechanism by which Shh acts on neural stem cells
  2. Genetic profiling of neural stem cells and their niche
  3. The neural circuitry of NSC-derived granule neurons in the hippocampus
  4. Genetic lineage of midbrain dopaminergic neurons

Contact Information

Dr. Sohyun Ahn

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our lab.