Daniel Alfonso Colón-Ramos PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics

Office of Student ResearchProgram in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and RepairInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurodevelopmentCell Biology: Developmental Cell Biology and Genetics; Colon-Ramos lab

Research Interests

Neural connectivity; Brain; Nematode C. elegans more...


  • AB, Harvard College, 1998
  • Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center, 2003

Selected Publications

  • Shao Z, Watanabe S, Christensen R, Jorgensen EM, Colón-Ramos DA. Synapse location during growth depends on glia location. Cell, 2013 Jul 18;154(2):337-50. PMID:23870123
  • Nelson JC, Colón-Ramos DA. Netrin instructs neurosecretory terminal targeting in serotonin neurons of C. elegans. Journal of Neuroscience, 2013 Jan 23;33(4):1366-76. PMID: 23345213
  • Stavoe A.K., Nelson J.C., Martínez-Velázquez L.A., Klein M, Samuel A.D., Colón-Ramos D.A. Synaptic vesicle clustering requires a distinct MIG-10/Lamellipodin isoform and ABI-1 downstream from Netrin. Genes and Development, 2012 Oct 1;26(19):2206-21. PMID:23028145



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