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Projects for Thesis
1. Understand the cellular and molecular
mechanisms responsible for the initiation and maintenance of steroid
biosynthesis in the gonads.
2. Examine the regulation of intracellular
compartmentalization and homeostasis of the precursor cholesterol and
steroid products by hormones and environmental factors.
3. Investigate the mechanisms underlying
neurosteroid synthesis in brain, in health and disease.
4. Examine the role of intracellular
compartmentalization and homeostasis of cholesterol in the progression
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