Gerald B. Downes
Professor, Department of Biology
B.S., Johnson C. Smith University, 1992
Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis, 1999
Development and function of spinal cord networks
Groups of neurons within the spinal cord coordinate the precise movements of locomotive behavior, such as walking or swimming. The laboratory is interested in the development, organization, and function of these neuronal networks and the use the zebrafish embryo as the model system.