Xiaozhong (Alec) Wang, Ph.D.

xiaozhong-alec-awangDepartment of Molecular Biosciences

Genetic Analysis of Protocadhedrin Diversity in the Central Nervous System

We are interested in understanding the molecular basis for the precision and complexity of neuronal circuitry in the brain. Our present work is focused on a large family of newly identified cell adhesion molecules, protocadherins, for which we have generated multiple genetically modified protocadherins mouse models.