UC Davis, The Center for Neuroscience, and the Gray lab were well represented at the March for Science in Sacramento.
Excited that Eden has decided to join the Gray Lab! Eden graduated from UC Irvine where she worked in the lab of Diane O’Dowd studying how mutations in the gene for the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.1 lead to epilepsy.
Let’s do some fun science together!
In collaboration with Karen Zito and Johannes Hell, I recently reviewed the emerging literature on possible non-ionotropic signaling by the NMDA receptor, which is classically a ligand-gated ion channel. This conformational-based signaling remains controversial but, if validated, could open the doors for a new era of understanding ion channels and synapse function.
Happy to have Eden Barragan from the Neuroscience Graduate Group rotating in the lab!