Duffy Science Centre 435
Island Scholar Biography
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.