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- Specification and patterning of the early vertebrate nervous system; how neurons adopt a neurotransmitter phenotpye (e.g. GABAergic or glutamatergic).
- Molecular mechanisms governing secondary neurogenesis and generation of interneuron diversity.
- Molecular mechanisms underlying the plasticity of the developing nervous system under different environmental conditions and in the face of various perturbations, genetic and otherwise.
- The effects of environmental toxins (in particular, mercury) on the development of the nervous system and the cellular-molecular mechanisms underlying these effects.