Specialized glial cells within the hippocampus of the brain regulate important morphological events in embryonic development (2009–2013)

Our aim is to provide basic knowledge about how the brain forms during development so that we can understand how it functions and what occurs when the brain fails to function correctly. We will investigate the embryonic development of the hippocampus, a structure important for processing new information and organizing this information for storage as memories. The outcome of this work will be to identify important developmental mechanisms regulating hippocampal formation and their molecular regulation, providing crucial, basic information underpinning the function of this essential brain region.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Deputy Director (Research)
    Queensland Brain Institute
    Affiliate Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Australian Research Council