Our laboratory seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms that lead to axon degeneration and the diseases that stem from this degenerative process.
Our laboratory is interested in the neurogenetics and genomics of behavior in health and disease. We utilize a variety of techniques spanning from human molecular genetics and informatics to mouse behavioral neuroscience and neuroanatomy.
The primary mission of the Division of Statistical Genomics is to provide leadership
and promote excellence in statistical genomics and genetic epidemiology research
Nancy Saccone, PhD
Using mathematical and statistical methods to study the genetics of complex traits in humans.
We investigate the genetic and molecular basis of both asymmetric divisions and cell-type specific differentiation programs through the use of the Drosophila model system, focusing primarily on nervous system development.