Bajjalieh, Sandra

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First Name: 
Sandra
Last Name: 
Bajjalieh
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Title: 
Professor
Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Pharmacology
Mail/Box #: 

MS-357750

Office Location: 

K536C

Office Phone: 
(206) 616-2962
Research

Research Summary: 

The defining feature of eukaryotic cells is the presence of numerous organelles. Defined by their membrane composition, each provides the optimal environment for specific cellular processes. The precise lipid and protein composition of organelle membranes, and the formation of sub-domains within them, are essential to all cellular processes.

The Bajjalieh Lab studies how the assembly of protein-lipid complexes is regulated with emphasis on the presynaptic terminal of neurons. To do this we are developing several new techniques to track transient events in cells. The work is releavant to understanding normal nervous system functioning as well as neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Huntington's disease.

Short Research Description: 
Regulation of presyanptic functioning
Areas of Interest: 
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Neuroscience
Keywords: 
<p> amino acids, brain, membranes, neurotransmitters, pharmacology, proteins and macromolecules, brain, cell biology, central nervous system, nervous system, neurobiology, neuroglia, neurons, synapses, transmitters</p>
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