The Valdez lab studies development, regeneration, and aging of the nervous system, with a focus on peripheral synapses.
We are a diverse group with different scientific and personal interests but with a common bond – to make contributions that will advance science and our society. Our group is composed of postdoctoral fellows, graduate, medical and undergraduate students. Greg Valdez,
Projects: A main focus of the lab is to identify molecular factors that maintain and repair the neuromuscular junction, the synapse formed by motor neurons and skeletal muscle fibers. As the final output of the nervous system, this synapse regulates
We adhere to the motto, “work hard, play hard”. On select occasions, we try our hands at sport to remind us of why we are doing research or studying to be a medical doctor. Learning to deal with defeat!