Berto Laboratory

Our lab has focused on understanding the gene regulatory mechanisms that contribute to neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders and how these complex regulatory mechanisms have evolved in the human lineage at the cell-type level. In addition to the neuro-evolutionary genomic interests, I am involved in the neuroimaging genomic field. Combining the techniques of gene expression profiling and advanced signal processing of brain oscillations recorded during mnemonic tasks and fMRI in a resting state is an innovative way to link brain activity with molecular mechanisms. With this cross-disciplinary and innovative plan, I uncovered novel gene signatures that may be important for brain pathophysiology.

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