Epigenetics – the study of how environment can change and affect how genes function – was a new field for Phu Duong, PhD.
Seminar – Yong-hui Jiang, MD, PhD – “Modeling Autism by SHANK3 and H1-4 Gene Mutations: Synaptic Dysfunction vs Epigenetic Dysregulation”
I am physician scientist active both in basic research and clinical practice. My research interests are to 1) uncover the genetic and epigenetic bases of neurodevelopmental disorders or rare diseases with neurodevelopmental defects; 2) model genetic diseases using human patients derived cellular models and genetic mutant mice; 3) understand the circuit and molecular mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorder; 4) develop novel molecular and epigenetic targeted therapies for genetic and epigenetic diseases.
Study finds a key to nerve regeneration
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found a switch that redirects helper cells in the peripheral nervous system into “repair” mode, a form that restores damaged axons. Axons are long fibers on neurons that …