Neuroscience and Mental Health
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Schizophrenia is a severe neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorder with high heritability, but we don’t know how genetic variation leads to abnormal maturation of brain function. Disruption of the SETD1A gene is linked to elevated schizophrenia risk. In this project, we will investigate the cortical development of a mouse model of SETD1A deficiency using molecular, electrophysiological, imaging and behavioural techniques to link aberrant neurobiology to pathology.
Dr Michael Ashby
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