Neurobiology PhD candidates Kirill Chesnov and Gwenaëlle Thomas are part of Kaf Dzirasa's team on Long-term precision editing of neural circuits using engineered gap junction hemichannels, published Aug. 24 in bioRxiv. The group has developed a novel approach to selectively regulate communication between two distinct cellular components of a circuit while leaving the activity of the presynaptic brain cell undisturbed.
E. Ransey, K.Chesnov, E.Wisdom, R. Bowman, T. Rodriguez, E. Adamson, G. E. Thomas, A. Almoril-Porras, H. Schwennesen, D.Colón-Ramos, R. Hultman, N. Bursac, K. Dzirasa. Long-term precision editing of neural circuits using engineered gap junction hemichannels. bioRxiv 2021.08.24.457429; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.08.24.457429