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Tudor C Badea, M.D., M.A., Ph.D.

Retinal Circuits Development and Genetics Unit

Building 6 Room 331
6 Center Drive MSC0610
Bethesda MD 20892-0610
Office: 301-496-3978
Lab: 301-496-3978

Dr. Badea received his M.D. from Iuliu Hatieganu Medical University in Cluj Romania. During a pathology fellowship at University of Maryland in Baltimore, in the laboratory of Horea Rus and Moon L. Shin, he cloned and characterized RGC-32, a tumor marker regulated by inflammation, cell cycle and regenerative processes. He received an M.A. from Columbia University in New York, studying neuronal activity in brain slice models of Epilepsy using calcium imaging with Rafael Yuste, and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he developed sparse genetic recombination strategies with Jeremy Nathans. He continued his postdoctoral fellow work in the Nathans lab, developing a novel conditional knock - out reporter strategy that he then applied to the study of combinatorial transcriptional codes for projection sensory neuron development. He joined the National Eye Institute in the fall of 2010. His laboratory studies the function and development of neuronal circuits involved in sensory perception.

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