Research in our lab is focussed on understanding the molecules that regulate synaptic function. We are especially interested in understanding how Cell Adhesion Molecules are required in this process.

During the course of Kavita's postdoctoral work, she found a cell adhesion molecule, RIG-3, that prevents inappropriate potentiation by regulating post-synaptic receptor levels. The current research in the lab involves uncovering the mechanism of RIG-3 function at the synapse. Our lab is also interested in understanding the process and mechanism of learning and memory

We use C. elegans as the model system to study aspects of synaptic function. Experiments in our lab include C. elegans behavioral assays, genetics, RNA interference (RNAi) assays, biochemical assays both in vitro and in vivo in C. elegans and live imaging experiments.

Our Lab's assigned lab/strain code and allele/transgene identifier are "BAB" and "ind" respectively.