Dr Setsuko Sahara PhD
My research is focused on the development of the mammalian neocortex, which is the control centre of our behavior, thought and intellectual abilities. I am particularly interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying cortical progenitor differentiation during cortical development. Decoding these mechanisms is crucial to understanding:
1) How our brains undergo healthy development and what happens to the brain in psychiatric disorders.
2) How we could develop novel strategies to regenerate damaged nervous system.
Please see my Research Staff Profile for more detail
Find out more about my research:
- Sahara et al., 2012. The Fraction of Cortical GABAergic Neurons Is Constant from Near the Start of Cortical Neurogenesis to Adulthood Brief Communications
- Zembrzycki et al., 2015. Genetic mechanisms control the linear scaling between related cortical primary and higher order sensory areas Departmental Biology, Neuroscience
- Dr Eugene Makeyev, King's College London
- Dr Yasuhiko Kawakami, University of University of Minnesota
- Professor Charles F Stevens, The Salk Institute