Oren Schuldiner

Principal Investigator 

Dept. of Molecular Cell Biology
Wolfson Bldg. for Biological Research  
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 76100, Israel
Office: +972-8-934-2769
Email: oren.schuldiner@weizmann.ac.il

In my laboratory, we study the molecular mechanisms that regulate, control and execute developmental neuronal remodeling in Drosophila.

Neuronal remodeling is essential for sculpting the mature nervous systems of both vertebrates and invertebrates during development and often involves pruning of exuberant connections followed by regrowth of new connections as a mechanism to refine neural circuits. Understanding the mechanisms that regulate developmental neuronal remodeling should provide a broader insight into the mechanisms of axon elimination and regrowth during development, disease and following injury.