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Stephen Smith

Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology

Professor Smith’s group studies brain development and function. The group’s special interests include dynamic and structural aspects of synaptogenesis, neural circuit formation and synaptic plasticity. Dr. Smith’s group develops and uses sophisticated optical imaging techniques to study neural cells in cultures, tissues and intact organisms. Recent projects have addressed the dynamic relationships between dendrite growth and synapse formation, and the patterning of neural response to visual stimulation during early brain development.

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Department(s): Molecular and Cell Physiology
Location:  Beckman Center B141
Mail Code:  5345
Phone:  650-725-7785
Fax:  650-725-8021