Barr Lab

Barr Project earns award from NIH

Dr. Maureen Barr's  latest award is in support of her lab's human disease research project titled, "Polycystins and Cilia in C. elegans".  In a report earlier this year, she wrote about their initial findings and discoveries. Barr said, "[w]e were the first to discover that the polycystins localized to Cilia, provide an important link between the cilium and human disease. Cilia are cellular organelles that are essential for human development, organ function, fertility, and sensation of touch, sight, smell, taste, and hearing."

“What a TRP! Sex and cilia in C. elegans”

Date: 
9/12/2011
Speaker: 
Dr. Maureen Barr
Rutgers University - Dept. of Genetics.Waksman Institute
Location: 
145 Bevier Road - Life Sciences Building
Room: 
Auditorium
Campus: 
Busch

Dr. Maureen Barr

Principal Investigator

Survival requires strategies to identify and attract mates. How sensory neurons receive sex- specific signals and how multiple sensory stimuli are integrated to produce innate, stereotyped behaviors is poorly understood.