Garth F. Hall
Department of Bioinformatics and Biosystems Technology
Garth’s Education of B.Sc. in Biology was in McGill University at 1979 and his Ph.D. in Biology at Yale University in 1985.
Garth will be studying the cell biology of axonal regeneration, neuronal polarization, and neurodegeneration. For these studies, we have developed a unique model system in which proteins, enzymes and metabolic inhibitors are microinjected into giant identified neurons in the brain of the sea lamprey, a primitive vertebrate. This model system allows detailed analyses of neuronal pathways previously inaccessible due to the complexity of the human brain. Ultimately, what we learn from this model system will help in elucidating the cellular mechanisms responsible for the development of neurodegenerative conditions in humans.