Our research is aimed at identifying the principles of neural circuit assembly, which is key
to understanding the treatment of neurological disorders. To achieve this, we develop
imaging toolkits including fluorescent probes and advanced microscopes.
The discovery and development of new drugs to prevent or treat malaria and diseases
caused by brain-eating amoebae. Elucidating mechanism(s) of resistance
and discovering new drug treatment regimens, combinations, or strategies to overcome resistance.
Regeneration and development; understanding cellular/molecular mechanisms that underlie neural regeneration in planarians.
Effects of pathological stress on cells of the peripheral nervous system and the adrenal gland. In vitro disease modeling using human pluripotent stem cells.