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Modeling Microcephaly in Drosophila

Semester: Spring 2024

Presentation description

Microcephaly is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can be accompanied by comorbidities including intellectual disabilities, seizures, and other developmental phenotypes. It is attributed to malnutrition and exposure to toxins or infection during pregnancy, but genetic mutations are also a leading cause. Our lab studies the genetic mechanisms behind neurodevelopmental disorders, such as microcephaly, using Drosophila as a model organism.

Presenter Name: Adriana Bibo

Presentation Type: Oral
Presentation Format: In Person
College: Medicine
School / Department: Neurobiology & Anatomy
Research Mentor: Nicole Losurdo
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 9:00 AM