Dr Esther Becker

A role for autism genes in the cerebellum

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


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.


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s