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

Website: http://zylkalab.org

Email: zylka@med.unc.edu

Voice: 919-966-2540

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.

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