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Melissa Rolls

address: 118 Life Sciences
location: Science, Eberly College
phone: 814-867-1395
department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Cell Biology of Neurons

Our lab focuses on the basic function and structural organization of neurons at the cellular level. We use Drosophila genetics and live imaging to understand how the architecture of these elaborate cells is established and maintained. We also use the tools and basic knowledge about neuronal cell biology to understand neuronal responses to injury including degeneration and regeneration.

Number of undergraduates needed: typically about 10 undergraduates have independent research projects in the lab. Write to check for current availability.
Minimum qualifications: motivation to do a research project for 4+ semesters.