Damon Runyon Researchers

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Thomas S. Vierbuchen, PhD

Dr. Vierbuchen [HHMI Fellow] aims to understand how neurons adapt to experience by modifying the complement of genes they express. He is using high-throughput sequencing-based approaches to identify and characterize the function of genomic regulatory elements that control neuronal activity-regulated gene transcription. 

Project title: "Understanding the developmental programming and function of the enhancers that control activity-regulated transcription in the mammalian cortex"
Institution: Harvard Medical School
Named Award: HHMI Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Michael E. Greenberg, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Developmental Biology