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Stephen Crews


Professor of Biochemistry
& Biophysics, Adjunct Professor of Biology


Contact Information

Office: 321 Fordham Hall
Email: steve_crews[at]unc.edu
Office Phone: (919) 962-4380
Lab Phone: (919) 962-3155

Crews Lab Website

Research Description

At a Glance

  • Formation and differentiation of Drosophila neurons and glia
  • Regulation of nervous system transcription
  • Axon:glial interactions

Synopsis

Our laboratory is concerned with the molecular mechanisms that govern the development of the Drosophila central nervous system, including: (1) how neuronal and glial precursor cells are generated, (2) how neurons acquire their differentiated properties, and (3) how glia migrate and ensheath axons. The primary focus of the lab is on studying neuronal and glial development at the level of transcriptional control. The lab is also interested in mechanisms of cell migration and neuron-glial interactions that include the study of cell adhesion proteins.