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About: Reed College Dev Neuro

Memebers of the Developmental Neurobiology Seminar at Reed College will be sharing our insights from time to time, primarily in the Journal Club section.

Posts by Reed College Dev Neuro:

Use it or Lose it: Insights on neuronal connections in the vertebrate retina

Posted by on May 18th, 2014

This is the final post from our developmental neurobiology seminar this semester. Two students wrote about our discussion of the importance of neuronal activity during synaptogenesis and their professor combined and edited the pieces. As usual, we focused  on development in the vertebrate retina. Hope you’ve enjoyed our contributions, we’ve enjoyed sharing our new-found understanding.[…]

Stone Soup Eyes

Posted by on April 16th, 2014

Another installment from the Developmental Neurobiology Students at Reed College. Hope you enjoy! It’s not often that you get to recount the classic tale of Stone Soup when thinking about developmental biology, but that’s exactly what we did when discussing an almost classic 2011 Nature paper from Yoshiki Sasai’s group. In the story, a grumpy[…]

Get that out of my eye!

Posted by on March 24th, 2014

This is the first of several Node Posts that the Developmental Neurobiology Seminar Class at Reed College in Portland, Oregon (USA) will be posting. Each week, 12 advanced undergraduate students and one professor get together to discuss a concept and paper related to developmental of the visual system. Some of the papers spark a lot[…]