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Studying the brain through the lens of neurodevelopmental disorders

April 13, 2023

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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

Novarino Lab:

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