MU neurobiologists annotate critical neuronal proteins in lamprey genome
April 10, 2019
Division of Biological Sciences
MU Ph.D. student Adam Northcutt conducted the research and is lead author of the article.
“The first step in manipulating the molecular aspects of the nervous system is to have a basic understanding of the structures that make it up. By identifying the sequences the lamprey uses to construct its ion channels, we have opened the door for directly targeting these sequences to measure their expression levels across cell types, change their abundances to see how the nervous system responds, and examine their role in recovery from SCI,” said Adam Northcutt, the MU graduate student who conducted the research and is lead author of the article.