Mark Jareb, Ph.D.
Chair /Assoc. Professor
Area of Specialization: Neurobiology/Cell Biology
- BI 345 Neurobiology
- BI 311 Systems Physiology
- BI 111/113 Concepts In Biology I
- BI 112/114 Concepts in Biology II
- BICC 103 Science Discovery/Human Community
Research Interests & Grants
Dr. Jareb's research examines fundamental questions regarding the cell biology and development of neurons. His lab uses primary cultures of embryonic chick forebrain neurons as a model system to study the development and maintenance of neuronal polarity. Neurons are polarized in that they have morphologically distinct processes called axons and dendrites which have specific functions. Typically, the cell body and dendrites function to receive information while the axon transmits information. A central mechanism underlying this functional polarity is the sorting and trafficking of membrane proteins to either the axon or dendrities. His work focuses on how proteins that make the axon functionally unique are trafficked to the correct location.