Dr. Terman’s research interests focus on understanding the factors that direct the form, outgrowth, and navigation of cells and their membranous extensions. Dr. Terman completed his BS in Biology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from The Ohio State University where he utilized the unique embryology of the marsupial opossum to better understand the potential for axon regeneration in the spinal cord of mammals and the factors associated with its failure. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Terman utilized molecular and genetic approaches in both Drosophila and mammals to investigate the molecular and biochemical mechanisms underlying axon growth and guidance. He then joined the faculty of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where his work has revealed new molecules and mechanisms underlying cell and neural biology, including a new class of enzymes that directly regulate the stability and dynamics of the actin cytoskeleton, the basic building blocks of cellular behaviors.