Ph.D. Neuroscience: Princeton University
M.S. Biology: Princeton University
B.S. Biology: Stanford University
Dr. Duerr is interested in the regulation and functions of the monoamine neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. Her lab uses genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, anatomy, and behavior in a model organism, the nematode C. elegans, to examine normal monoamine trafficking and how drugs affect trafficking and alter behavior.
Dr. Duerr's recent publications include "Identification of major classes of cholinergic neurons in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans" (2008), "C. elegant ant-1 Mutants Affecting Synaptotagmin Isoform Expression and Localization" (2007), and "Immunohistochemistry" (2006).