Erin Shuman steals the SFN11 show today

With an absolutely spectacular talk about her work on local control of protein synthesis and degradation in neurons. More here.

I thought the most provocative idea she put forward was the notion of local control of protein synthesis in axons as well as dendrites…and that these local loci may be a lot more important than just governing plasticity.

It’s great to see neuroscience taking the next steps towards becoming a mature field.