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Associate Professor of Pediatrics
- Neurology and Developmental and Behavioral PediatricsAssociate Professor of
Primary Office: 2505 JCPIowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-7726
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: Bassuk/Ferguson Laboratory
AB, Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IllinoisPhD, Biological Sciences Pathology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IllinoisMD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern UniversityResidency, Pediatric Neurology, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University
Board Certified, General Pediatrics
Biosciences Graduate ProgramInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in GeneticsInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular BiologyInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in NeuroscienceMedical Scientist Training Program
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.
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