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Lefcourt Lab

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Our lab investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive the formation of the nervous system. Specifically we are interested in how extracellular signals located in the environment integrate with intrinsic cellular cues to regulate the migration, proliferation and differentiation of the cell types that comprise the peripheral nervous system (PNS). We focus on the peripheral nervous system because it is generated by a fascinating, heterogeneous population of precursor cells called the neural crest, that migrate widely throughout the embryo, stop in stereotyped locations and differentiate into a plethora of critical cell types including sensory and sympathetic neurons.

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