My research interests are centered on the genetics of neuro-developmental disorders, including intellectual disability, autism, and epilepsy. We are using genomic approaches to identify novel genes associated with these disorders. We also aim to study the function of some of these genes in cellular and animal models with the goal of developing therapeutic strategies. In the context of these functional studies, we are focusing our attention on genes that are involved in the development of neuronal circuits and synaptic plasticity, as these processes are particularly active during childhood and can be modulated by pharmacological agents.
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Montreal, Sainte Justine Hospital
Director, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center
Full-Time Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Department of Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
Chairholder, Jonathan Bouchard Intellectual Disability Research Chair & Jeanne-et-J.-Louis-Levesque Chair for the Genetics of Brain Diseases