Our laboratory studies the intricate network of neurons, focusing on the roles of axons, dendrites, and synapses—the vital elements for neuron connections. The consequences of disruptions in these connections are profound, leading to various neurological diseases. Our foremost goal is understanding how cellular and molecular factors influence these connections to ensure optimal brain function. To accomplish this, we use cutting-edge genetic, bioengineering, and imaging techniques, pushing the boundaries of research with fruit flies and human cell cultures. Join us in illuminating the path towards a promising future in neurological research, with the potential to touch countless lives!