“Our neural cells form the road map that defines who we are and what we experience. What makes these cells choose a particular synaptic partner and how are these choices maintained? Addressing these questions requires a well-defined and accessible neural circuit. Toward that end, we focus our studies on retina and visual areas of the brain.”
A Human Endeavor
Our purpose is to seek to tackle a central question: what make humans susceptible and resilient to challenges? To solve this mystery, we focus on the nervous system because it gives rise to our individuality and underlies all of our thoughts and behavior.
The Samuel Lab, led by Dr. Melanie Samuel, is part of the Department of Neuroscience and the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.