PhD, University of Alabama
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
My lab is presently undertaking three lines of research. The first investigates the function of the transcription factor, NeuroD. Our studies will test the mechanisms by which NeuroD functions during both photoreceptor genesis and regeneration. The second line of research tests our hypothesis that that microglia regulate aspects of neuronal regeneration in the retina. The third line of research investigates the function of the soluble growth factor, midkine-a, which is expressed by stem cells and progenitors during both developmental and regenerative neurogenesis.