Research in my laboratory examined three aspects of cellular neurobiology: a) the trafficking of organelles within the axon (the major process of a neuron), b) events at the specialized ending of the axon allowing it to display directed growth during development or after injury and c) the formation of synapses by the axon during development and adult plasticity. The methodological emphasis was on the use of high resolution techniques of light microscopy on individual living neurons.
Currently, I continue to teach in the curriculum for medical and dental students and in the Graduate Program in Pharmacology and Molecular Signaling, focusing on autonomic drugs and the autonomic nervous system.
- Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
- Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award
- Charles W. Bohmfalk Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching
- Distinguished Lecturer of the Year
- Fundamentals Outstanding Teacher Award
Updated September 27, 2023