Thomas M. Jessell (1951-2019)


Thomas M. Jessell died on April 28, 2019. Tom revolutionized our understanding of the mechanisms through which neuronal cell type identities are programmed during development to dictate their function in the adult nervous system. Here, we (two former postdocs from his lab) remember some of his most important scientific contributions and how these changed the way we now understand and think about neuronal circuits controlling movement.

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Journal Development
Volume 146
Issue number 10
Pages dev180505
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