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John Cave, Ph.D.
John Cave, Ph.D.
FACULTY - LAB DIRECTOR

John Cave, Ph.D.

Lab Director
Laboratory for Neuronal Specification
Burke Medical Research Institute
Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medicine

Biography

John graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in Chemistry. Under the supervision of Dr. David Wemmer, he earned a doctoral degree in Chemistry studying protein structure and dynamics by solution nuclear magnetic resonance at the University of California at Berkeley. Several of the proteins he studied during his graduate training were gene transcription regulatory factors, which spurred an interest in the developmental role played by these proteins.

Pursuing this interest, John joined the Burke Medical Research Institute as a post-doctoral fellow to investigate gene transcription regulatory mechanisms mediated by the Notch signaling pathway that are necessary for neural precursor cell development inĀ Drosophila melanogaster. In 2006, he became an Instructor at the Burke Medical Research Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Neurology and Neuroscience. John collaborated with Dr. Harriet Baker to study specification of the dopaminergic neuronal phenotype in the mammalian olfactory bulb.

In 2012, John was promoted to Assistant Professor at the Burke Medical Research Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Neurology and Neuroscience. His laboratory is interested in elucidating the molecular mechanisms that establish the diversity of neuronal phenotypes in brain. The laboratory is currently focused on the regulation of neural stem cell differentiation in the post-natal and adult subventricular zone.

Education

Degree: 
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Institution: 
Burke Medical Research Institute, White Plains, New York
Degree: 
Ph.D., Chemistry
Institution: 
University of California at Berkeley
Degree: 
A.B., Chemistry
Institution: 
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Recent Publications

PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Wang M, Cai E, Fujiwara N, Fones L, Brown E, Yanagawa Y, Cave JW.
J Neurosci. 2017 Apr 14. pii: 1363-16. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1363-16.2017. [Epub ahead of print]
Abstract on PubMed
PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Fujiwara N, Cave JW.
Front Neurosci. 2016 Jul 20;10:337. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00337.
Abstract on PubMed
PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Cave JW, Langley B, Ratan RR.
Neurosci Lett. 2016 Jun 20;625:1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2016.05.052. No abstract available.
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