Exo/Endocytosis and Secretion

Many hormones, neurotransmitters, and secretory proteins are released from cells by exocytosis, which involves complex vesicle trafficking and membrane fusion steps. Investigators at UVa are studying exocytosis and membrane fusion at the cellular and molecular level. Defects in neurotransmitter release lead to multiple neurological and neuro degenerative diseases including epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, and mood disorders.

Faculty Members:

Herve Agaisse
David Cafiso
James Casanova
David Castle
Carl Creutz
Bimal Desai
Anne Kenworthy
Lukas Tamm