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Cui Group, Fall 2018

The Cui group is interested in understanding signal propagation in neurons using quantitative tools that draw from many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science. We focus on long-range signal propagation in axons and its implication in neurodegenerative diseases. Methods of interest include single molecule fluorescence imaging, magnetic and optical trapping, photo-lithography, microfluidic neuronal platforms, electrophysiology recording, and optical control of protein interactions.