conrad_gilliamConrad Gilliam

Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Our group is generally focused upon identification of genetic determinants of common genetic disorders, with a particular emphasis on neurological and psychiatric genetic disease.



Gomez_ChristopherChristopher Gomez

Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease — with a focus on the means by which genetic mutations in ion channels or other essential proteins lead to dominantly inherited neurodegenerative diseases.


PIXin He

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Computational and statistical methods for identification of genes involved in complex diseases and for regulatory genomics.


Ellie HeckscherEllie Heckscher

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology

Development and function of neural circuits in the motor system



kratsios-headshotPaschalis Kratsios

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Locomotion is an ancient behavior displayed by vertebrate and invertebrate animals. Despite anatomical differences in the execution of locomotion between species, locomotion invariably relies on the function of a specialized network of neuronal and muscle cells known as the motor circuit. Motor neurons lie at the heart of this circuit and display remarkable diversity based on anatomy, electrophysiology and molecular composition. Decades of research on motor neuron development and function have set the foundation upon which we intend to build and expand our knowledge on the molecular principles governing motor neuron diversity and motor circuit assembly.


IMG_1270Vincent Lynch

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Vertebrate developmental evolution and gene regulation




Popko_BrianBrian Popko

Professor, Department of Neurology

Mouse models in the study of neurological disorders.



ZhuangXiaoxi Zhuang

Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Mouse genetic approaches to study the role of neuromodulation in psychiatric and neurological disorders