"The Sontag Award means so much to me as well as the collaborations made over the years. These collaborations were made possible because of the fantastic retreats. The retreats provide a much needed place to convene for inspiration to achieve meaningful breakthroughs in our research."
About DSA-Funded Research
The work in Dr. Kuo's lab centers around understanding cellular pathways regulating postnatal/adult neural stem cells, using the rodent brain as a model system. Their current focus deals with how specialized environments in the brain (also called “niches”) sustain production of new neurons in vivo; how these microenvironments are changed in response to circuit-level inputs; and how injury modifies neural stem cell proliferation/differentiation. A better understanding of these processes may lead to future therapies for patients suffering from pre/postnatal brain injuries.
Associate Professor, Cell Biology, Duke School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Neurobiology, Duke School of Medicine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., Architecture