Bai Lab

Bai Lab

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Our Research

Welcome to the Bai Lab. Our goal is to understand how neurons talk to each other. Neuron communication underpins all cognitive and physical activities (i.e., movement, perception, learning, and memory). High quality communication is essential to maintain organism homeostasis and disruptions lead to severe consequences. The Bai Lab utilizes a combination of genetic, biochemical, imaging, and electrophysiological techniques to elucidate novel mechanisms governing neuron communication at the molecular, cellular, and circuit levels.

Featured Publications

Competition between TIAM1 and membranes balances Endophilin A3 activity in cancer metastasis
Poudel K, Roh-Johnson M, Su A, Ho T, Mathsyaraja H, Anderson S, Grady WM, Moens C, Conacci-Sorrell M, Eisenman RN, and Bai J. Developmental Cell 2018

Dopamine signaling tunes spatial pattern selectivity in C. elegans
Han B, Dong Y, Zhang L, Liu Y, Rabinowitch I, Bai J. eLife 2017

Neuropeptide-Driven Cross-Modal Plasticity Following Sensory Loss in C
Rabinowitch I, Laurent P, Zhao B, Beets I, Schoofs L, Bai J, Schafer W, and Treinin M. PLoS Biology 2016