Alicia Che, PhD
Education and Training:
- 2014-present: Joint Postdoctoral Associate in Natalia De Marco Garcia Lab, Weill Cornell Medical School and Gordon Fishell Lab, Neuroscience Institute, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
- 2009-2014: Ph.D. in Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
- 2005-2009: B.S. in Biology, Physical Chemistry and General Physics, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Current or Past Study:
I am interested in how synaptic/non-synaptic cues and neurotrophic factors from other cell types, such as excitatory neurons, influence the maturation of interneurons and their integration into functional circuits during development. I work to identify specific connections and factors important for the development of particular subtypes of interneurons, and how they evolve during the first postnatal weeks, critical for establishing their mature functions.