Jason Stein to join UNC Neuroscience Center and Department of Genetics Jan 1, 2016.

Dr. Jason Stein from UCLA will join the faculty of the Neuroscience Center and the Department of Genetics in January 2016.

Jason Stein to join UNC Neuroscience Center and Department of Genetics Jan 1, 2016. click to enlarge Jason Stein, PhD

We are pleased to announce that Jason Stein will join the UNC Neuroscience Center and Department of Genetics Jan 1, 2016. Jason is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Dan Geschwind at UCLA. Jason received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern, his PhD in Neuroscience at UCLA and has continued at UCLA for postdoctoral training with Dr. Geschwind. He is the recipient of a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award and has already published more than 40 papers. As a student he played a major role in organizing the ENIGMA consortium. Multiple high profile papers have been published by this group on the role of common genetic variants in determining brain structure. In Dr. Geschwind’s lab, Jason performed a transcriptomic analysis  of human neural progenitor cells  that has provided a quantitative framework for modeling cortical development. This latter work was published in Neuron, July 2, 2014  and was featured on the cover.