Dr. Susan R. Halsell
Molecular Dissection of Noxious Cold Nociception
Dr. Susan R. Halsell, Department of Biology at JMU, in collaboration with Dr. Daniel N. Cox, School of Systems Biology at GMU
This project is a direct result of the mini-grant awarded previously to Dr. Halsell to establish this collaboration. The proposed studies will uniquely enable systems-level dissection of the molecular bases governing noxious cold nociception in Drosophila via integrative analyses at multiple levels. Dr. Halsell and Dr. Cox will characterize the molecular bases of noxious cold thermotransduction to explore potential structure-function relationships between dendritic morphology and behavior, which are poorly understood.