Dr. Mike Mellon published in the Journal of Experimental Biology

UVA Biology People Mellon
November 28, 2017

Dr. Mike Mellon was recently published in the Journal of Experimental Biology for his article, “Novel neurobiological properties of elements in the escape circuitry of shrimp.”  Through his research, he found that myelinated medial giant fibers in the shrimp ventral nerve cord are functionally interconnected with each other and exhibit very fast conduction velocities and rapid and effective transfer of excitation to the motor giant fibers in each abdominal segment. The electrical properties of the nexus between the medial and motor giant fibers suggest an unusual mechanism of excitation transfer.

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