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Marie Killeen

Marie Killeen

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Marie Killeen
Assistant Professor



Research Focus

My research interest is the elucidation of the molecules and mechanisms involved in the establishment of a functional nervous system during development. My group is using the microscopic nematode C. elegans as an animal model to find new axon outgrowth and guidance molecules and to understand their functions in both worms and higher organisms using tools that include genetics, molecular biology, microscopy and biochemistry.


Developmental Biology; biotechnology; genomics; genetics; human anatomy and physiology; molecular biology

Research Areas

Cell and Molecular Biology