Kim Lab

Woo-Yang Kim, Ph.D. Lab

Dr. Woo-Yang Kim’s laboratory is investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the construction of the brain and functional neural circuitry, particularly genesis, positioning, and interconnections of neurons in the brain. These processes are essential for communication across the brain and for generating cognitive, social, and emotional behaviors. Disruption of this communication is involved in many neurological conditions. Neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability, are currently incurable and there are no pharmacological or genetic treatment tools. Dr. Kim’s laboratory is tackling this problem by taking neurobiological and genetic approaches to define molecular and cellular pathogenesis of these disorders.

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