Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics
My research program is dedicated to study the genetic networks and epigenetic regulatory mechanisms that control brain development and function. A clear focus is on DNA methylation and the DNA methyl binding protein MeCP2. We apply molecular and stem cell biology techniques along with gene therapy strategies to investigate the underlying pathobiology of neurodevelopmental disorders including Rett Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The outcome of our studies will help to design novel therapeutic strategies in the future for these diseases.
600 Basic Medical Sciences Building