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Helen M. Buettner
Address: 599 Taylor Road
  Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: BME-318
Phone: 848-445-6597
Email: buettner AT rci.rutgers.edu
 
Our lab seeks an understanding of mechanisms by which the neural circuitry is maintained in healthy and diseased organisms. Our main thrust has been to characterize the kinetics of nerve filopodial extension, retraction, and turnover using high resolution video microscopy and a mathematical model of this sensing activity. More recently, we have employed microfabrication to create precise patterns of guidance molecules on a substrate and to monitor nerve growth cone behavior.
Recent Papers:

1.   Thompson DM and Buettner HM, Schwann Cell Response to Micropatterned Laminin Surfaces Tissue Engineering 7; 247-265 (2001) .

2.   Buettner, HM, Odde, DJ, and Burt AM, Cell Structure and Motion: Cytoskeleton and Cell Movement Encyclopedia of Cell Technology Ed. R. Spier, Wiley, New York, NY (2000).

3.   Odde, DJ, and Buettner, HM, Autocorrelation Function and Power Spectrum of Two-State Random Processes Used in Neurite Guidance Biophysical Journal 75; 1189-1196 (1998).

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