Ann Marie Craig, Ph.D.

Title
Professor of Psychiatry
Department
Brain Research Centre
Institution
University of British Columbia
Address
Koerner Pavilion Room F149
2211 Wesbrook Mall
City, Zip
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B5
Phone
(604) 822-7283
E-mail
amcraig[at]interchange.ubc.ca
Website
http://www.neuroscience.ubc.ca/craig.htm
Research Field
Neuroscience
Award Year
1997

Research

We are interested in how nerve cells in the brain make connections and modify connections with experience. We study these questions of synapse development and synapse plasticity mainly from a cellular and molecular biology viewpoint. What are the molecular triggers that initiate central neuron synapse formation? How do glutamate and GABA receptors traffic to the synapse, and how are such processes regulated by activity? We use a combination of hippocampal neuron culture, molecular biology and genetics, live cell fluorescence imaging, and electrophysiology to answer these questions.