Yan Lab

344 CARL

Dong Yan, PhD, PI

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Email: dong.yan@duke.edu

Our research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying neural circuit formation during development and regeneration following injury. Through classic genetic analysis, laser microsurgery, in vivo live imaging technique, and molecular and cellular manipulations in C. elegans, we are discovering conserved mechanisms that play key roles in neural circuit formation, axon regeneration, and degeneration.


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