Jeremy N. Kay, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology
Duke University School of Medicine


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Added on September 11, 2014 at 11:43 AM by Uttz, Pam
Modified on September 11, 2014 at 11:43 AM by Uttz, Pam
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Meeting Details

Start Date / Time September 22, 2014 at 12:15 PM
End Date / Time September 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM
Duration 1 hour(s)
Location 1220 MRB III
Presenter Name Jeremy N. Kay, Ph.D.
Presentation Title How to build a neural circuit: Lessons from the retina
Status This meeting has already occurred

Meeting Agenda/Notes

Developing neurons use cell-cell recognition to organize into circuits.

In the mouse retina, >70 different neuron types, each with specific processing tasks, recognize and avoid their homotypic neighbors, producing an organized, functional array across the retinal surface.

Such retinal “mosaics” elegantly safeguard against blind spots. I will discuss the development of retinal mosaics, and their use as an excellent model for dissecting the molecular logic of cell-cell recognition in the developing nervous system.