The areas of neuroscience that interest me most are the genetic and molecular aspects of development. I would like to focus my PhD work on either the factors involved in normal brain development, or on how abnormal signaling or gene mutations can lead to abnormal development. I am interested in these areas because of their application to learning disabilities, mental retardation, and to other developmental syndromes.
|de Licona, Hannah Klein; Karacay, Bahri; Mahoney, Jo et al. (2009) A single exposure to alcohol during brain development induces microencephaly and neuronal losses in genetically susceptible mice, but not in wild type mice. Neurotoxicology 30:459-70|