My research uses modern anatomic, molecular and analytic techniques to shed new light on an old problem: which innovations that have accumulated along the human lineage enable higher cognitive function, and which are impaired in brain disorders? Answers are likely to be complex: there are few human-specific genes, and most genes implicated in brain disorders are expressed in multiple cell types and brain structures.

I hope to reveal processes that shaped human brain evolution and to contribute to the development of new models for neuroscientific and genetic research.

My lab opens in 2022 at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Get in touch!!!