PETER AND PATRICIA GRUBER LECTURE - Random Walk in Neurobiology - Mu-ming Poo
Mu-ming Poo, PhD
University of California-Berkeley and Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Science
Support contributed by:
The Gruber Foundation
Date & Time: Sunday, November 13, 2016 2:30pm - 3:40pm
SDCC Ballroom 20
Beginning as a biophysicist studying diffusion of membrane proteins, I stumbled upon many interesting problems in cellular neurobiology, including neuronal polarization, axon guidance, synaptogenesis, and synaptic plasticity. An underlying theme in all these processes is random diffusion of proteins confined or even directed by localization mechanisms, leading to cellular topography critical for neuronal functions. As it turned out, my own career path resembled random walk, influenced and sometimes directed by interactions with my students, postdocs, and colleagues.