Welcome to the Silverman lab for cellular neuroscience in the
Department of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University.
The primary goal of our lab is to understand how protein transport
underlies nerve cell form and function. This work is significant because
neurons are dependent upon very precise localization of proteins to
support their ability to send and receive information, which directly
relates to how animals learn and respond to their environment.
By understanding the basic cellular mechanisms and development
of individual neurons, we can better understand how the nervous
system develops in an entire animal. Furthermore, disruption of the
basic transport mechanisms in the cell are hallmarks of
neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's
Please explore our web page and learn more about the work we do
and the people who do it.