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There are four major lines of ongoing research in the Zukin lab. First, 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 synapse Second, we are studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie the neuronal death associated with stroke and epilepsy. A third area of interest is that of estrogen neuroprotection in animal models of stroke, including global ischemia. A fourth area of interest is that of RNA trafficking and local protein synthesis in Fragile X.