2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Thomas Südhof, Molecular & Cellular Physiology

The mechanisms responsible for dynamic structural and functional changes in the synapses of neurons, which are necessary for the transmission, storage, and retrieval of information in the brain, are still poorly understood. Rebecca’s proposed work addresses this important knowledge gap through employing new tools to track synaptic molecules through time and space.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2016:

Systematic Identification of Synaptic Ligands that Bind Astrocytic Neurexin-1

Rebecca Triplett1, Justin Trotter1, Zhang Bo1, Shane Antony Liddelow2, Alexandra Munch2, Ben A. Barres2, Tom Südhof1
[Departments of Molecular & Cellular Physiology1 and Neurobiology2, Stanford University]