People

 

Principal Investigator Senior Administrative Assistant Lab Manager

Troy Littleton, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: 

Neurotransmitter Release, Retrograde Signaling, Synaptic Plasticity

Charles Moss

 

 

Dina Volfson

Research Interests: 

Biosensor development and neurotransmitter release

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

 

Shirley Weiss, Ph.D.

Research Interests: 

Regulation of Glial Calcium Signaling
 

 

 

Suresh Kumar Jetti, Ph.D.

Research Interests: 

Functional dissection of mechanisms regulating active zone release probability and characterizing the function of autism-associated SHANK

 

 

Zhuo Guan, Ph.D.

Research Interests: 

Synaptotagmin Regulation of Neurotransmitter Release

 

 

 

Yulia Akbergenova, Ph.D.

Research Interests: 

Imaging of Single Active Zone Release Mechanisms, Huntington’s Disease

 

Kiel G Ormerod, Ph.D.

Research Interests: 

Dense core vesicle trafficking; and investigating the role of neuromodulatory substances on neural circuitry and excitation-contraction coupling.

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students

 

Nicole Aponte Santiago

Research Interests: 

Mechanisms Underlying Synaptic Competition

 

 

Monica C. Quiñones Frías

Research Interests:

Vesicular Trafficking Pathways at the Synapse

 

 

Karen Leopold Cunningham

Research Interests:

Regulation and function of active zones
 

 

 

Chad William Sauvola

Research Interests:

Characterization of Drosophila active zone mutants

Elizabeth Brija

Research Interests:

Regulation of synaptic activity and ion channels

Andrés Crane

Research Interests:

Aging and molecular mechanisms of disease

 

 

Alumni