Mark Jareb, Ph.D.
Area of Specialization: Neurobiology/Cell Biology
Description of Research Interest: 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.
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