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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Minagi Ozawa

PhD Student in Neuroscience
Minagi Ozawa

Minagi Ozawa

PhD Student in Neuroscience

Education: 
BS, Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Research synopsis: 

Neuronal activity induced by our sensory and cognitive experiences stimulates changes in synaptic connections, and thereby the neural circuitry. Such activity-dependent plasticity is thought to form the cellular basis of how memories are encoded in the brain. Protein synthesis is critically involved in synaptic plasticity but the role, particularly of synthesis that occurs locally in dendrites, in enabling plasticity is not fully understood. I am investigating the activity-dependent changes in mRNA translation and protein synthesis that occur locally in dendrites during synaptic plasticity and memory formation.

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