Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Alex Bassuk, MD, PhD

Portrait

Associate Professor of Pediatrics  - Neurology and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2505 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-7726

Email: alexander-bassuk@uiowa.edu
Web: Bassuk/Ferguson Laboratory

Education

AB, Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
PhD, Biological Sciences Pathology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University
Residency, Pediatric Neurology, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University

Licensure and Certifications

Illinois Medical License
Iowa Permanent Medical License
Board Certified, General Pediatrics
Board Certified, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Biosciences Graduate Program
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Medical Scientist Training Program

Research Summary

Congenital defects of the nervous system, especially neural tube defects, familial epilepsy, neurogenetics, neural stem cell biology Our laboratory is interested in understanding the basic mechanisms underlying both normal and disordered development of the nervous system. Our approach to these issues includes investigating the genetics of human neural tube defects (NTDs) and familial epilepsies, and elucidating the biology regulating neural stem cell development. The techniques used in our laboratory include genome wide linkage analysis (GWA), association studies, comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), copy number variation (CNV) analysis, transgenic mouse production, and cell culture. As part of our studies we have collected DNA samples from over 2000 patients and family members with congenital nervous system malformations, and several large families with autosomal recessive epilepsy syndromes.

Date Last Modified: 07/31/2013 - 10:51:40