Neurodevelopmental Diseases

Diseases that begin to emerge during the development of the nervous system often persist into adulthood and involve difficulties in the acquisition and execution of motor, cognitive, emotional, or social functions. To better understand the neurobiological underpinnings of developmental diseases such as autism, Angleman syndrome, and early childhood epileptic seizures, our interdisciplinary research focus assesses various genetic programs and environmental pathways and how they converge to manifest in neurodevelopmental diseases. At the molecular, cellular, and tissue scale, we are also investigating the temporal and spatial complexity of cortical and retinal development. These approaches provide exciting opportunities for the treatment of developmental disorders.

Faculty: Bae, Crocker, Guzzo, Levine, Martinelli, Traktenberg