• Development of mammalian and avian reticulospinal, vestibulospinal and vestibulo-ocular projections, including molecular characterization of projection neuron subpopulations and optical and electrophysiological recording of synaptic activation patterns.
  • Anteroposterior and dorsoventral patterning of reticular and vestibular projection neurons, through fate-mapping and correlation with AP and DV patterning gene expression.
  • Molecular, anatomical and physiological development of extraocular motoneurons.
  • Characterization of the molecular mechanisms underlying regulative regeneration in the embryonic spinal cord, wherein neural tissue spontaneously repairs itself through controlled proliferation and differentiation.
  • Generation of neurons from human embryonic and adult somatic stem cells as a platform for developing regenerative treatments for spinal cord injury. 
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