of Zinn group research as of 2013.
group studies the molecular mechanisms of axon guidance
and synaptogenesis. The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
is our primary experimental system. In the embryo, we
examine signaling systems involved in motor and CNS axon
guidance. In larvae and pupae, we study synaptic specificity and synaptic
plasticity in the neuromuscular system and in the brain. Our approaches
combine genetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology,
biochemistry, and cell biology.