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Light and melatonin schedule neuronal differentiation in the habenular nuclei. <> de Borsetti NH, Dean BJ, Bain EJ, Clanton JA, Taylor RW, Gamse JT. Dev Biol. 2011 Aug 5.

Asymmetric inhibition of Ulk2 causes left-right differences in habenularneuropil formation. <> Taylor RW, Qi JY, Talaga AK, Ma TP, Pan L, Bartholomew CR, Klionsky DJ, Moens CB, Gamse JT.J Neurosci. 2011 Jul 6;31(27):9869-78.

Making a difference together: reciprocal interactions in C. elegans and zebrafish asymmetric neural development.

<> Taylor RW, Hsieh YW, Gamse JT, Chuang CF. Development. 2010 Mar;137(5):681-91. Review.

Research Interests:

After finishing a B.A. In Biology at Maryville College in Maryville, TN, I pursued a Ph.D. In developmental neuroscience in the Gamse Lab at Vanderbilt University.  After defending my dissertation, I joined the Zwiebel Lab in July of 2011.

My primary interests in the Zwiebel Lab include further understanding of AgOR complexes through both pharmacological manipulation of AgOR channels visualized through Ca+ imaging and testing interesting compounds in live mosquitos through single-sensilla electrophysiological recordings.  I also hope to shed some light on the spatial expression pattern AgOR and AgIR genes through whole-mount in situ hybridization.

Contact Information:

Robert Taylor, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Dept. of Biological Sciences
Vanderbilt University
465 21st Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37232