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Model Systems

MIT researchers use a host of model organisms to study synaptic, neuronal and brain function, as well as model neurological disease.  To find out more about these organisms and their uses at MIT, click on the model system to learn more. 

yeast

Baker's Yeast

 

Caenorhabditis elegans

Caenorhabditis elegans

 

planaria

Planaria

 

drosophila

Drosophila

 

zebrafish

Zebrafish

 

rat

Rodents

 

bird brain

Songbirds