MECHANISMS OF INDUCED PLASTICITY OF THE BRAIN  CAGHAN KIZIL © Prabesh Bhattarai

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Our goal is to learn from zebrafish how to enable the adult brain to better cope with neurodegenerative disease and regenerate. The main motivation of our research group is to understand the molecular programs for zebrafish brain to induce regenerative stem cell plasticity. We are using zebrafish as a model organism that can regenerate its brain effectively. We try to learn from fish the molecular programs underlying such an aptitude, and developing innovative tools for comparative studies in mammalian brains.

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A cross section of adult zebrafish brain expressing human version of TAU protein (green). Zebrafish neurons are marked in red © Mehmet Ilyas Cosacak

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Group Leader Kizil © Franziska Clauß

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Dr. Caghan Kizil