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Cell-to-cell communication is crucial for multicellular organisms because it allows organisms to coordinate the activity of their cells. Using structural biology techniques including cellular cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) combined with optical imaging and electrophysiological methods, we are investigating the molecular mechanisms of vesicle-mediated cell-to-cell communication in the central nervous system.

A broad long-term goal is to apply knowledge gained from above mechanistic studies to investigate how dysfunction in certain aspects of neurotransmitter release and neuronal development contributes to brain disorders.