Here we conduct research on both the structure and function of various cells as well as the nervous system and sensory organs. The research involves everything from genetic and molecular studies to studies of cell communication, how cells build up tissues and organisms, functions of ion channels in different types of cells, as well as how various neuronal systems, such as hearing, vision, and touch, are organized and function. We also investigate the mechanisms behind degenerative diseases in the central nervous system.
By understanding these processes, the goal of our research is to eventually find ways to prevent, diagnose and cure diseases both at the cellular level and within the nervous system and sensory organs.
The division is also involved in teaching in medical and biomedical undergraduate and master’s programs. We also conduct doctoral education and post-doctoral education.
Further down on this page, you can find more information about our division and our co-workers.