Cell Biology and Neuroscience (CBN) provides an exciting and challenging academic environment by combining excellence in research with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.  CBN research encompasses the complementary areas of cell biology, developmental biology and neurobiology with an emphasis on fundamental problems in cell signaling and communication. Current areas of focus are biomolecular recognition and cell communication as well as molecular mechanisms of neuronal signaling and synaptic plasticity.  CBN takes a comprehensive approach that begins with introductory lecture courses, continues with advanced topics seminar courses, and culminates in advanced laboratory coursework.

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Seminars / Events

Fri Oct 6 @ 5:00PM - 7:00PM
CBN Major Fair
Fri Oct 13 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Antje Ihlefeld, PhD - NJIT
Fri Oct 27 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Carmen V. Melendez, PhD - Hunter College
Fri Nov 10 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Margherita Cantorna, PhD - Penn State
Fri Nov 17 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
William Catterall, PhD - University of Washington
Fri Dec 8 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Ed Giniger, PhD - National Institute of Health (NIH)

Research Highlight

BDNF and Brain Development

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The neurotrophin BDNF is a potent modulator of brain activity. In Prof. Mark Plummer’s lab, electrophysiologi–cal, immunocytochemi–cal, and molecular approaches are used to understand the role of BDNF in guiding neurons to their appropriate targets.