Quick Facts


The Developmental, Degenerative, and Regenerative Neuroscience (DDRN) group is dedicated to the investigation of the causes of neurological impairments throughout the life span. By understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating the development and function of the brain, we will address the causes and eventual treatments for conditions such as autism, cognitive delays, hearing loss and recovery following injury and neurodegeneration.


Training activities

Research activities

Our research programs focus on understanding the genetic and environmental causes of developmental disabilities and how they affect the brain and sensory systems, including:


Anna Dunaevsky, PhD - 402-559-1071

Shelley D. Smith, PhD, FACMG - 402-559-5314