Dr Esther Becker

A role for autism genes in the cerebellum

14:00-15:00 Tuesday 22nd November 2016, Seminar room 5, Main Building

Abstract

I will present data from both a hypothesis-driven approach as well as from transcriptomic profiling of developing Purkinje cells that link specific autism genes to the developing cerebellum. I will also present a new method of differentiating cerebellar neurons from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that our group has established.
The Becker group is interested in elucidating the genetic and molecular mechanisms that underlie cerebellar development and that how impairment of these processes results in cerebellar diseases including autism spectrum disorder.

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