When it comes to neuronal regeneration, very little is known about the ability of dendrites to regrow following trauma. In this lecture, Dr. Thompson-Peer describes her discovery of fundamental principles of neuronal regeneration, particularly of how neurons respond to and recover from dendrite injury. She also describes how this work is laying the foundation for a vastly understudied field of science.
This talk is part of the Young Scientist Seminars, a video series produced that features young scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries.
Dr. Katherine (Katie) Thompson-Peer earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a two-year stint at the Johns Hopkins University. She earned her PhD from Harvard University, studying the timing of neuronal development with Joshua Kaplan. She began her postdoctoral fellowship, working with Yuh-Nung Jan at the University of California,… Continue Reading