Understanding the fundamental principles that govern the assembly and homeostasis of sensory epithelia and sensorineural circuits.

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Our Focus

  • The independent Sensory Biology and Organogenesis (SBO) research unit works with a zebra fish model system to examine cellular, molecular and physiological reactions to mechanical stimuli and sensory disorders. The focus areas are physical and mechanical tissue properties. The objectives are to examine the mechanisms that control sensory system development, self-regulation and regeneration and to research the evolution of the sensory organs that perceive the environment.More Information

Our Research

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Selected Publications

  • Xiao Y, Tian W, López-Schier H,
    Optogenetic stimulation of neuronal repair
    Curr. Biol. 16:25(22):R1068-9, 2015

    Xiao Y, Faucherre A, Pola-Morell L,
    Heddleston JM, Liu TL, Chew TL, Sato F,
    Sehara-Fujisawa A, Kawakami K,
    López-Schier H.
    High-resolution live imaging reveals axon-glia
    interactions during peripheral nerve injury and
    repair in zebrafish.

    Dis Model Mech. 8(6):553-64., 2015

    Pujol-Martí J, Faucherre A, Aziz-Bose R,
    Asgharsharghi A, Colombelli J, Trapani JG,
    López-Schier H.

    Converging axons collectively initiate and
    maintain synaptic selectivity in a constantly
    remodeling sensory organ.

    Curr Biol. 24(24):2968-74., 2014