Navneet A Vasistha
Biotech Research & Innovation Centre BRIC, University of Copenhagen
We aim to address the key questions for our understanding of brain function “how such complex organ as the brain is build up during development?” and “what goes wrong in neurodevelopmental disorders?”.
We study mechanisms that are responsible for neuronal specification, positioning and circuit formation during brain development, and how these mechanisms are impaired in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, autism and others. In particular, we investigate how genetics and environment shape brain development and determine the vulnerability of neurons to developmental disorders.