Our research

How do our brains develop-from just a few cells in the embryo to a complex adult organ? We study this fascinating question, focusing on neurogenesis of the cerebral cortex, the process whereby neurons are generated from neural progenitors. Defective neurogenesis impacts the type and number of neurons in the brain, and can cause broad neurodevelopmental disorders such as microcephaly. We have two major research interests in the lab:


We apply multidisciplinary approaches including live imaging of brain slices and neural progenitors, mouse genetics, and functional genomics.

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