Alan F. Horwitz
Primary AppointmentProfessor of Research, Cell Biology
- BA, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
- PhD, Biophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
- Postdoc, NMR, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Synapse Formation and Cell Migration in Normal and Pathobiology-Adhesion, Signaling, Imaging and Proteomics
Current research projects include: a) the assembly and disassembly of adhesions, b) the trafficking of adhesion components, c) characterizing the migration proteome d) developing in vivo systems for studying migration e) developing new imaging technologies for migration studies, and f) studying mechanisms of synapse formation and spine dynamics. While most of our studies utilize migrating fibroblasts and neuronal cells, we are interested in any aspect of migration and migration related phenomena - from embryonic development to cancer and regeneration.