New tools for measuring synapse strength in health and disease.

Four researchers in chemical biology, biophysics and bioengineering will utilize their complementary expertise to develop an innovative technological platform to measure molecular processes at the junction between two nerve cells (synapses), in health and neurodegenerative disease states. The team will address how physical interactions at the synapse modulate signaling strengths through the development of new molecular tools to solve current challenges in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.


Cluster Lead

Frederic Menard


Cluster team members

Isaac Li

Keekyoung Kim

Shernaz Bamji