Our lab has two major interests. Duchenne muscular dystrophy strikes one in 3,000 boys. We are currently working to translate our basic science findings into a novel treatment for Duchenne's patients.
Second, how do we learn, and why are we so good at it when we are young? Using Fragile X mental retardation as a model, we seek to understand how ephemeral episodes of experience are transformed into stable changes in synaptic architecture and efficacy.
Justin Fallon has a longstanding interest in developmental neurobiology and the mechanisms underlying neurological disease. More recently he has been directly involved in developing therapeutics for muscular dystrophy. Fallon obtained his undergraduate degree at Colgate University where he graduated with Honors in Biology. After his Ph.D. work in cell motility at the University of Pennsylvania he spent three year as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London, where he worked on axonal guidance and regeneration with Martin C. Raff. Fallon gained further training with U.J. McMahan at Stanford University, where he began his interest in synapse formation and plasticity. He had is own laboratoroy at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental BIology for 10 years before moving to Brown in 1996.
JUSTIN FALLON, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
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