Thomas M. Jessell, Columbia University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, New York, USA
Research in the Jessell Lab explores the assembly and function of neural circuits that control movement. His work has defined how spinal neurons acquire diverse identities, how they assemble into precise networks, and how the specificity of neural wiring underlies refined motor skills such as locomotion and skilled reaching.
Jessell is Claire Tow Professor in the Departments of Neuroscience and Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University. He is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as well as Co-Director of Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and Kavli Institute for Brain Science.
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