Dr. Andrew J. Bean
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
- Mechanisms of vesicular trafficking including neurotransmitter secretion
- Protein sorting.
The research in my laboratory is directed at understanding molecular mechanisms of vesicular trafficking and protein sorting. This fundamental process underlies synaptic transmission, which is critical for all brain processes and contributes to functions as basic as the development of neuronal architecture and learning/memory formation. Additionally, the mechanisms responsible for vesicular trafficking are also involved in viral (e.g. HIV) budding, and some types of cancer underscoring the essential nature of this process.
A tutorial in my laboratory would provide experience with biochemical/molecular biological techniques including cloning/mutagenesis and protein purification as well as cell biological techniques using cell-free and in situ assays.
Program in Neuroscience
Office: MSB 7.208
Title: Associate Professor
Ph.D. - Yale University - 1990