The Cherra lab mission is to understand how neural circuits function at the cellular and molecular level and how neural circuits become dysregulated during disease. Our team uses a multidisciplinary approach that includes in vivo imaging, genetic engineering, biochemistry, and bioinformatics to uncover how neurons and non-neuronal cells modulate synaptic connectivity and animal behavior.
Join the Team!
The Cherra lab is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral, graduate student, and undergraduate positions. If you are interested in joining the team, please email Dr. Cherra at email@example.com.
Kentucky Neuroscience Institute Research Symposium 2019
Second year PhD student, Hank Richburg, was selected for a talk at the KNI Symposium! He presented his research on membrane-associated guanylate kinases and their roles in regulating neuronal activity.
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Seminar
Sam discussed the use of C. elegans to understand how neurons and glia communicate to regulate the function of neuronal circuits. The seminar provided an opportunity to discuss new approaches…