My laboratory studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms of brain wiring. The mature nervous system contains billions of neurons that are interconnected in a highly specific manner and communicate through trillions of synapses. We are interested in understanding how this complex wiring pattern is established during embryonic development. To this end we employ a variety of experimental approaches, including molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, and mouse genetics.
Alex Jaworski obtained a Master's degree in Biochemistry at the Free University of Berlin in Germany. He completed his PhD in Developmental Genetics at New York University under supervision of Dr. Steven J. Burden studying neuromuscular synapse formation. During his postdoctoral training in axon guidance with Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne he worked at the biotechnology company Genentech and at Rockefeller University. Dr. Jaworski joined the faculty at Brown in July 2013.
ALEXANDER JAWORSKI, Ph.D., New York University
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