Genome Analysis

The mission of this department is to identify the mechanisms involved in and develop therapeutic intervention for disorders of the nervous system. Both genetic and cell biological approaches will be used. Emphasis is on neurodevelopmental and degenerative disorders.

We have 3 PI groups covering the following research topics: peripheral neuropathies, pontocerebellar hypoplasia, Schwannomatosis and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases like AD. We expect to predict disease susceptibily and develop therapeutic interventions for diseases of CNS and PNS with emphasis on prevention of degeration and improving regeration.