2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Thomas Südhof, Molecular & Cellular Physiology

The ability for neurons to establish synapses having specific properties with select cells involves a complex system that gives rise to the extraordinary abilities of the brain. Anna McGregor is studying the effect of transmembrane adhesion molecules on spontaneous calcium activity in neurons in the Südhof lab.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Investigating the Role of Toll-Like Receptors in Neuronal Connectivity and Synapse Formation

Anna McGregor1, Louise Giam1, Ozgun Gokce1, Peng Zhou1, Thomas Südhof1
[Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology1, Stanford University]