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Kendal S. Broadie, Ph.D.

Stevenson Professor of Neurobiology
Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

I am fascinated by the development, function and adaptability of the nervous system. My research focuses on the genetic mechanisms underlying coordinated movement, behavior and cognition. How does nervous system circuitry underlying behavior develop? How are nervous system circuits modified by experience? How do these mechanisms go awry in inherited neurological diseases and age-related neurological decline? These questions center around the common themes of information transfer and information storage in cells of the nervous system. My long-term focus has been on the intercellular synapses that establish and provide communication between nerve cells.