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Mechanisms of neuronal diversification and evolution

Nuria Flames Bonilla

Instituto de Biomedicina de Valencia [CSIC] (Spain)

22 Sep 2023 13:00

Aketxe Room, Sede Building, Leioa

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The brain’s ability to fulfill highly sophisticated tasks requires a profuse number of different neuron types that display an exquisite degree of specialisation. In my lab we study how the terminal identity of each neuron type is established during development and maintained throughout the life of the animal. We also are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that drive the emergence of new neuronal types, novel functions and innovative behaviours in evolution. To gain insights into these processes at the single-cell level and across species, we take advantage of the small genome size of Caenorhabditis species, their amenability to genetic manipulations and the invariable cellular lineage, that consistently generates 302 neurons classified into 118 neuron types.

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