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John Jellies

John JelliesJohn Jellies

Office: (269) 387-5623
Lab: (269) 387-5623

Office: 3163 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5410
Lab: 3060 Haenicke Hall

Mailing Address
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5410 USA

Research interests

Dr. Jellies is a neurobiologist with interests in the function, development and evolution of simple neural circuits. One major project in his lab examines the roles of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions in coordinating neuronal differentiation during embryonic development. He uses the invertebrate medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) and biochemical, cellular, and electrophysiological techniques to ask: a) how do neurons select particular targets and reject others and b) how do those targets then influence the subsequent development of neuronal phenotype? Work in Dr. Jellies' lab spans molecular to systems levels of analysis.

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