Department of Neurobiology
 

Yip, Joseph W.
Associate Professor Emeritus, Neurobiology
Ph.D., University of California,
San Francisco (1977)

E-mail:jyip@pitt.edu

Neuronal migration and axonal guidance

Dr. Yip's group was interested in neuronal proliferation, migration and axon guidance. Their research on the chick and mouse sympathetic system was aimed at determining: 1) whether the specification of preganglionic neurons is under genetic or epigenetic control, 2) the pathway and guidance cues in the migration of preganglionic neurons, and 3) whether the projection of preganglionic axons toward their target area is guided by chemoattractant molecules.

Sample Publications:

Migration of sympathetic preganglionic neurons in the spinal cord of a C3G deficient mouse suggests that C3G acts in the reelin signaling pathway.
Yip YP, Thomas T, Voss AK, Yip JW.
J Comp Neurol. 2012 Feb 20.

Reelin inhibits migration of sympathetic preganglionic neurons in the spinal cord of the chick.
Yip YP, Zhou G, Kubo K, Nakajima K, Yip JW.
J Comp Neurol. 2011 Jul 1;519(10):1970-8.

 

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