Principal Investigator Senior Administrative Assistant Lab Manager

Troy Littleton, M.D., Ph.D.
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Research Interests: 

Neurotransmitter Release, Retrograde Signaling, Synaptic Plasticity

Charles Moss



Dina Volfson

Research Interests: 

Biosensor development and neurotransmitter release


Research Scientists

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

Suresh Kumar Jetti, Ph.D.

Research Interests: 

Synapse Diversity, Ion Channels and Aging Neurobiology


Postdoctoral Fellows

Chad William Sauvola, Ph.D.

Research Interests:

Mechanisms of synaptic vesicle biogenesis



Graduate Students

Ellen J. Guss (Hill)

Research Interests:

Development and maturation of active zones



Karen Leopold Cunningham

Research Interests:

Regulation and function of active zones



Andrés Crane

Research Interests:

Molecular determinants of synaptic and neuronal identity/functional properties

Elizabeth Brija

Research Interests:

Regulation of synaptic activity and ion channels