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Kai Zinn, Ph.D.

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TitleProfessor
DepartmentDivision of Biology
InstitutionCalifornia Institute of Technology
Address1200 E. California Boulevard, 114-96
City, State, ZipPasadena, CA 91125
Phone(626) 395-8352
E-Mailits.caltech.edu
Websitewww.caltech.edu/~zinn/
Research FieldDevelopmental Neurobiology
Award Year1990

Research

Our group studies the molecular mechanisms of axon guidance and synaptogenesis. The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is our primary experimental system. In the embryo, we examine signaling systems involved in motor and CNS axon guidance. In the larva, we study synaptogenesis and synaptic plasticity in the neuromuscular system. Our approaches combine genetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, biochemistry, and cell biology.

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