The Developmental Neuroscience Department is dedicated to the investigation of the causes of developmental disabilities in children. By understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the development and function of the brain, we will address the causes and eventual treatments for conditions such as autism, cognitive and neuromuscular delays, and communication disorders.
The department is located in the C.L. Werner Family Developmental Neuroscience Laboratories on the 3rd floor of the Durham Research Center II. In addition to providing excellent facilities, this floor includes related laboratories from departments in the College of Medicine that are researching brain development and neurodegenerative disorders, providing a full spectrum of research tools and collaborations for MMI scientists.