Southern California Stem Cell Seminar Series
“Studying the brain through the lens of neurodevelopmental disorders”
Seminar Speaker: Gaia Novarino, PhD
Professor and Group Leader of Genetic and Molecular Basis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria.
Host: Alysson Muotri, PhD
Professor in Pediatrics and Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Director, UC San Diego Stem Cell Program
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Event Host: Evan Snyder, MD, PhD
Professor in Human Genetics Program
Director for Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine; Sanford Children’s Health Research Center
Gaia Novarino’s research aims to study genes underlying inherited forms of neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, intellectual disability, and autism. Neurodevelopmental disorders affect millions of people and are often refractory to treatments. Her group employs many different techniques, from molecular biology to behavior, to identify common pathophysiological mechanisms underlying this group of disorders.
Presented by the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute