Our work overall is based on research in Genetics and Neuroscience. In Neuroscience, we emphasize Basic Neuroscience, and Clinical/Translational Neuroscience. In Basic Neuroscience the work of our investigators falls into the two broad categories of molecular neuroscience and systems neurobiology.
In the area of molecular neuroscience research, investigators are studying cell fate determination, embryonic pattern formation and neural migration, axon guidance, synapse development and function, neuronal and glial signal transduction, and ion channels and plasticity. In the area of systems neurobiology, investigators are studying developmental neurological disorders, circuit development, axonal regeneration, stem cells and nervous system repair, neuro-endocrinology and behavior, and ear development.
In Clinical/Translational Neuroscience our investigators are focusing on the principal themes of neuro-oncology, brain injury in the premature infant, human brain development studied in vivo, neonatal behavior and brain development; human visual development, HIV and the developing brain, heart disease, surgery and brain development, endogenous and exogenous toxins and brain development, neurocognitive development, developmental neuropsychology and learning disabilities, and the activities of our University Affiliated Program and its Institute for Community Inclusion.
In Genetics the work of our investigators is organized into research themes in neuromuscular diseases, molecular genetics of human cerebral cortical development, molecular basis of genetic disorders, retinal development and degenerative disorders, signal transduction, muscle stem cells, genetics of complex traits and inherited musculoskeletal disorders.