User:Lauryn M. Wallace

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Lauryn M. Wallace (an artistic interpretation)

Lauryn M. Wallace
Arizona State University
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
525 S Forest Ave
P.O. Box 1941
Tempe, Az 85281

I work in the Biomedical Engineering Program at Arizona State University. I learned about OpenWetWare from Referred by a professor. I've joined because as a biomedical engineering major, my professor has suggested that we sign up for OpenWetWare to better elaborate on certain topics..


  • 2016, HSDG, Deer Valley High School

Research interests

Excitatory and Inhibitory Post-synaptic Potential
Within neural science, there are excitatory post-synaptic potential and inhibitory post-synaptic potential where both determine whether action potentials occur or not. The excitatory post-synaptic potential determines if a post-synaptic neuron is more likely to generate an action potenial, while an inhibitory post-synaptic potential fails to generate any action potentials. Neurotransmitters move along the synapse to be detected by and with receptors in the post-synaptic neuron. When these bonds occur, it influences either an inhibitory or excitatory post-synaptic action potenial.

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  2. JACOB F and MONOD J. Genetic regulatory mechanisms in the synthesis of proteins. J Mol Biol. 1961 Jun;3:318-56. PubMed ID:13718526 | HubMed [Paper2]
    leave a comment about a paper here
  3. Mark Ptashne. A genetic switch. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004. ISBN:0879697164 [Book1]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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