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NEW FACULTY: DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY & ANATOMY:
Dr. Nichole Link employs Drosophila to model human microcephaly and neurodevelopmental disorders caused by genetic variation and environmental pathogens. Characterization of genes associated with these human diseases in a genetic model system can lead to diagnoses for patients, illuminate mechanisms of disease pathogenesis, and identify essential pathways that govern brain size. Her lab interrogates how these pathways function during neuronal development and in disease states.
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