Van der Linden Lab












Welcome to the Van Der Linden Lab at UNR!

Animals must alter their behavior and development in response to internal and external environments to survive and reproduce. This plasticity involves modifications in the response characteristics of sensory neurons. Understanding the underlying mechanisms by which internal and environmental signals affect an animals' behavior and development is a fundamental question in neurobiology. What are the molecules, pathways, and neuronal circuits that allow animals to properly respond to internal and external signals? To study these questions, we use various molecular genetic and genomic tools in the model Caenorhabditis elegans.

Where we are located

Our lab is located in the Biology Department of the University of Nevada, Reno. We are a member of the Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology graduate program part of the Molecular Biosciences interdisciplinary program at UNR.

The city of Reno, also known as the "The Biggest Little City in the World", is located in the high desert valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, an hour from Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake, and 3.5 hours from the San Francisco Bay area. Reno is home to a variety of recreational activities. There are also eight major ski resorts in the vicinity - the closest at biking distance (uphill).






University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Biology, MS314, 1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557
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