Kate O'Connor Giles

Provost's Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Neuroscience


The O’Connor-Giles lab is interested in communication in the nervous system. We focus on three areas (1) understanding synapse structure-function relationships; (2) identifying and characterizing new, conserved synaptic genes; and (3) defining chromatin regulatory mechanisms governing the coordinated regulation of synaptic gene expression. In parallel, we develop CRISPR gene editing approaches to further in vivo study of the nervous system.