Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering (BSBE)
Vertebrate neuronal development Our goal is to understand the molecular mechanism of how neurons are generated, undergo migration, differentiate and make connections with their appropriate targets. We aim to identify the molecules that regulate these processes in the visual system, the cortex and the hippocampus, using the developing chick and mouse as model systems.
PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA., 2000
Gupta S, Maurya R, Saxena M and Sen J (2012) Defining structural homology between the mammalian and avian hippocampus through conserved gene expression patterns observed in the chick embryo. Developmental Biology 366: 125-41.
Sen J, Harpavat S, Peters MA and Cepko CL (2005) Retinoic acid regulates the expression of dorsal-ventral topographic guidance molecules in the chick retina. Development 132: 5147-59.
Schulte D, Peters MA, Sen J and Cepko CL (2005) The rod photoreceptor pattern is set at the optic vesicle stage and requires spatially restricted cVax expression. Journal of Neuroscience 25: 2823 – 2831.
Sen J, Goltz JS, Konsolaki M, Schüpbach, T and Stein D (2000) Windbeutel is required for function and correct subcellular localization of the Drosophila patterning protein Pipe. Development 127(24): 5541-50.
Sen J, Goltz JS, Stevens L and Stein D (1998) Spatially restricted expression of the pipe gene in the Drosophila egg chamber defines embryonic dorsal-ventral polarity. Cell 95: 471-481.
The Julius Marmur Research Award for outstanding performance in academic Ph.D. research. Awarded by the Sue Golding Graduate Division, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA, on March 25th, 1999.