This summer’s featured Researcher in Dr. ChangHui Pak, who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She has joined UMass in 2018 after completing postdoctoral research in the lab of Nobel laureate, Thomas Sudhof. The Pak Lab studies the molecular signaling pathways involved in synapse formation. One of the techniques that they use is the creation of brain organoids from induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs). She was recently senior author on a Book Chapter titled, “Method to Generate Dorsal Forebrain Brain Organoids from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells” published in Stem Cell-Based Neural Model Systems for Brain Disorders.
Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared online from May to August. They are just a fraction of the neuroscience research that occurs on campus. You can click on the PubMed ID to find the publication.Continue reading