We are studying genetic forms of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, intellectual disability and epilepsy. Neurodevelopmental disorders affect millions of people, and are often refractory to treatments. Of these, a significant number have shown to have a dissent genetic basis. With DNA sequencing being more accessible, more disease-causing genes have been recognized by analyzing the genomes of many patients. Our lab studies the effect of disorder-causing genetic mutations at the system, cellular and molecular level. In addition, we are looking into the role of genes linked to neurodevelopmental disorders to have an even better understanding of the human brain.
Our lab is located at IST Austria in Klosterneuburg. IST Austria is a young international institute dedicated to basic research and is committed to conducting excellent research.