Snider lab published in eLife on protein that is essential for brain development

The Snider lab discovered that the protein glycogen synthase kinase-3 is necessary for proper brain development. Meghan Morgan-Smith, PhD, found that deleting the protein from developing cortical neurons caused a dramatic defect in radial migration.

Snider lab published in eLife on protein that is essential for brain development click to enlarge Dr. William Snider, MD
Snider lab published in eLife on protein that is essential for brain development click to enlarge Dr. Meghan Morgan-Smith, PhD

Snider lab was recently published in the journal eLife for the discovery regarding the protein glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) and its relationship to proper brain development.  Meghan Morgan-Smith, PhD, found that deleting the protein from developing excitatory neurons impacts how the neurons move throughout the cortex. 

To  learn more, visit the UNC School of Medicine Newsroom  or view the article in eLife.