Joel Ross

Name:
Joel Ross
Email:
pjross@upei.ca
Position:
Assistant Professor
Department
Biology
Phone:
902-566-6009
Building
Duffy Science Centre 434
Island Scholar
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Assistant Professor

BSc, (New Brunswick); PhD (Ottawa)

My research uses cellular and molecular approaches to explore mechanisms underlying gene regulation and human brain cell development, and to understand how misregulation of these processes contributes to neurodevelopmental disorders like autism. To this end we use cell fate reprogramming to generate human neurons and functional genetic tools to manipulate the expression of specific genes. Current projects in the lab are primarily focused on the neurobiological functions of long noncoding RNAs and other gene regulatory factors.

Research Interests