Our research is centered on studying the development of CNS connectivity and neurodevelopmental disorders. Neurodevelopmental disorders are very common, but poorly understood in terms of their pathophysiology and effects on CNS development. To address these disorders, we are taking both a gene-specific approach, as well as a non-biased strategy.
Image: Transgenic zebrafish; with labeling in the dopamine neurons. Normal motor development requires input from these neurons.
During a presentation about a recent trip she had taken to Nicaragua with other University of Utah graduate students, Judith Simcox, a postdoc in biochemistry asked the audience, “Why do you volunteer?”
Image: NP Students in Nicaragua.