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Professor Phillip Gordon-Weeks PhD

Emeritus Professor of Developmental Neurobiology


I am interested in how neurons in the embryonic brain connect with each other to form neuronal circuits. A fundamental molecular mechanism is the action of homing signals that guide neuronal migration and axon and dendrite growth. These signals influence the behaviour of the cytoskeleton within neurons. How this is achieved is a central area of research and has relevance to other examples of cellular migration such as cancer cell metastasis.

Please see my Research Staff Profile for more detail.