Identifying and studying environmental risks implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders; autism mouse models, Crispr/Cas9 based gene therapies, machine learning algorithms to quantify pain severity, single cell RNA-seq.
Institution: UNC School of Medicine
Our lab studies genetic and environmental risks for autism. In addition, we study molecular and brain mechanisms that underlie pain sensation. Our long-term goal is to uncover new treatments for chronic pain and neurodevelopmental disorders, like autism, Rett syndrome and Angelman syndrome.