Welcome to the Zukin Laboratory Homepage
There are four major lines of ongoing
research in the Zukin lab:
- One area of interest is that of RNA
trafficking and local protein synthesis in Fragile X.
Second, we are studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate the trafficking of
N-methyl-D-aspartate-type glutamate receptors (NMDA receptors) to and from the
- Third, we are studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms that
underlie the neuronal death associated with stroke and epilepsy.
- A fourth area of interest is that of estrogen
neuroprotection in animal models of stroke, including global ischemia.
R. Suzanne Zukin
F.M. Kirby Professor of Neural Repair and Protection
Director, Neuropsychopharmacology Center
Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue - Room 607 Kennedy Center