Dr. Crews has been appointed to serve on the Neurogenesis and Cell Fate Study Section for the NIH Center for Scientific Review. Service on a study section includes reviewing grant applications submitted to the NIH, making recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and surveying the status of research in their fields of science. These functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country.
Dr. Crews laboratory is concerned with the molecular mechanisms that govern the development of the Drosophila central nervous system, including: (1) how neuronal and glial precursor cells are generated, (2) how neurons acquire their differentiated properties, and (3) how glia migrate and ensheath axons. The primary focus of the lab is on studying neuronal and glial development at the level of transcriptional control. The lab is also interested in mechanisms of cell migration and neuron-glial interactions that include the study of cell adhesion proteins. To learn more, please visit the Crews Lab Website.